gender gap

  1. The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

    An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

    Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Outcomes, next steps and how to join the conversation

    Wikimedians from around the world gathered in Stockholm last month to discuss diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Here’s what came out of it.... Read more

  4. Natacha Rault: Taking a feminist approach to Wikipedia’s gender gap

    Natacha Rault browsed Wikipedia frequently but never hit the ‘edit’ button until she learned about Wikipedia’s gender gap. ... Read more

  5. WikiWomenCamp kicks off to bring more inclusivity to Wikipedia

    Over 50 women Wikimedians converged on Mexico City in search of new ways to eliminate Wikimedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  6. “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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. “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