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  1. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    Photo by Adam Novak/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “I want to spread the basic message of the Wikimedia movement by actively providing free knowledge for everyone,” says Mervat Salman, an Arabic Wikipedia contributor from Jordan. A community-elected administrator and organiser, true to her words, she contributes to science articles and works on reducing Wikipedia’s gender gap by creating new articles about women.... Read more

  2. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Self-portrait, courtesy of Rori.

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  3. Bonjour, hola, and hello: editors gather for the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon

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    The global edit-a-thon enters its third year with events in two dozen countries on six continents.... Read more

  4. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

    Photo from the Smithsonian, public domain.

    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more

  5. Understanding Wikipedians, and narrowing the gaps: Rebecca O’Neill

    Photo by the Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Rebecca O’Neill is helping both to plug gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of women in art while simultaneously researching why people even want to.... Read more

  6. Join the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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    Art+Feminism announces the third annual international Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, with 125 events taking place in over 20 countries on every inhabited continent.... Read more

  7. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
Photo by Carlos Delgado, CC BY-SA 4.0
  8. La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

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    During the months of March and April 2015, Iberocoop led the largest international contest on women biographies, which brought 391 new articles to Wikipedia about women from all over the world.... Read more

  9. What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

    The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Here are some of our key findings and lessons learned from the campaign. Community members proposed 266 ideas throughout the month of March, as shown in this graph. Image by JMorgan_(WMF), freely licensed under ,a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en">CC-BY-SA-4.0.

    The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here’s what we learned from this pilot.... Read more

  10. Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: our top stories

    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.

    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. ... Read more