gender gap

  1. “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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. #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

  6. 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

  7. Knowledge can’t be limited: Mervat Salman

    “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

  8. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    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

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

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

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

    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