WikiWomen

Chemistry student Kamarniso Vrandečić started editing Wikipedia with some simple tasks, such as translating articles from Russian to Uzbek. Since 2007, she has made over 5,000 edits to the Uzbek Wikipedia, becoming a major contributor to this growing project. Photo by Karen Sayre, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Editing the Uzbek Wikipedia: Kamarniso Vrandečić

Chemistry student Kamarniso Vrandečić started editing Wikipedia with some simple tasks, such as translating articles from Russian to Uzbek.

Since 2007, she has made over 7,000 edits to the Uzbek Wikipedia, becoming a major contributor to this growing project.

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The sun sets behind a pump jack in Texas. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is involved in researching safety for oil rig workers, who carry out risky jobs in dangerous environments. Photo by NIOSH, public domain

A Wikipedian-in-Residence and the US government join forces to share knowledge on occupational safety and health

The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been working with a Wikipedian-in-Residence to improve Wikimedia content on occupational safety and health.

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A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia as part of her community service, working with other students and the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey university (Maria is standing fourth from the left). Photo by Thelmadatter, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Editing Wikipedia as community service in Mexico

A Mexican student shares her experience editing Wikipedia for her “servicio social” requirement, working with the Wiki Learning team at Tec de Monterrey University. It was more than just an assignment for her: it was an opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as a way to positively impact her community.

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The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Meet the Inspire grantees working to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a new group of grantees working to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. 16 new projects will receive funding to engage women and allies around the world to improve Wikipedia’s coverage and quality — as well as research and experiment with new ways to support gender diversity on Wikimedia projects.

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Edit-a-thon in Banff, Canada.
Photo by ABsCatLib, under CC BY-SA 4.0

How many women edit Wikipedia?

An overview of the existing research on this question, also including new results from the most recent general Wikipedia editor survey

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A lot happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month. Editatonas photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0. Raspberry Pi photo by Janet Chapman, CC BY-SA 4.0. Terry Gilbey photo by Myleen Hollero, CC BY-SA 3.0. Open Data graph by LSE Library, CC BY-SA 3.0. Kourosh photo by Jerry Kim, CC BY SA 4.0.

Wikimedia Highlights, March 2015

Here’s what happened on the Wikimedia Blog last month: WMF filed a suit against NSA; we published 15 stories about women and gender diversity on Wikimedia; we reported on a school in Tanzania using Raspberry Pi; the foundation shared open data sets and a new open access policy – and welcomed new executives.

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Women gather for "WikiWomen Day" in Pune, India, to help each other contribute to Wikipedia and increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Photo by Abhishek Suryawanshi, under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: our top stories

Here are our most popular stories about women and gender diversity in Wikimedia projects, published last month to celebrate International Women’s Day and WikiWomen’s History Month.

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Malala Yousafzai is one of the inspiring women recommended by our community for this month's search for high-quality women's biographies. The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, she is a human rights advocate for education and for women in Pakistan.  Photo by Russell Watkins, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0.

15 women who made a difference

Here are our favorite biographies of women on Wikipedia, feature 15 individuals who made important contributions in the arts, sciences, business and politics. Suggested by community and team members.

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Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual Wikipedia editor with a knack for cryptology. Photo by Suzy Gorman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5

Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin

Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual editor with a knack for cryptology. Find out how her work on unsolved codes led her to join the Wikipedia community.

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Group photo of the first Editatona. Photo by Lulu.barrera, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Editatona: Helping women edit Wikipedia in Mexico

The Editatona is an edit-a-thon for women only. Wikimedia Mexico is developing this new program to engage more women to participate on Wikimedia. Here are the results of their first two events this year.

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