gender gap

  1. “India is of crucial importance”: An interview with Jimmy Wales

    Syed Muzammiluddin has been a Wikimedian for over six years, during which time he has had a hand in twenty-four posts on this blog. For his twenty-fifth, he talked with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, with topics ranging from the movement’s gender gap to its future development. The views expressed are those of the interviewer and interviewee and not necessarily held by the Wikimedia F... Read more

  2. Community digest: WikiDonne helps document the unknown histories of women; news in brief

    The Women You Have Never Met is a translation and writing biography contest that aims to improve and expand female biographies on Wikipedia, especially in the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. The initiative has helped improve over 1,700 articles globally and nearly 500 articles on the Italian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, the FD... Read more

  3. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more

  4. Could posting about women’s history grow our female audience for the future?

    We had a simple question: what would happen if we spent all of Women’s History Month promoting social media posts about women?... Read more

  5. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more

  6. Women’s History Month on Wikipedia

    In March, we are featuring articles about women such as Anna May Wong, Florence Violet McKenzie, and Barbara McClintock on our Facebook page with an “I (love) Women’s History” frame. Here’s why.... Read more

  7. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  8. Inspire Campaign’s final report shows achievements in gender diversity and representation within the Wikimedia movement

    Inspire grantees have improved the representation of women within our movement, one person, article, tool, training, and discussion at a time. ... Read more

  9. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more