Women

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

    Ester Rada, an Israeli musician who now has an article on the Spanish Wikipedia. Photo by Oren Rozen, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY-SA 3.0.

    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

  2. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Photo by the BBC/Henry Iddon via Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    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

  3. 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

  4. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Funding projects and pizza with Wikimedia Foundation grants: meet Emily Temple-Wood

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

    Veteran editor Emily Temple-Wood focuses on medical articles and improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists. She’s found the ideal method of attracting newcomers to events and workshops: Lots of pizza.... Read more

  8. Wikipedia is better equipped to deal with systemic bias than traditional publishers

    Photo by Smallbones, public domain.

    In 2010, two artists contacted Taschen, a book publisher, to point out that out of 97 volumes published in their Basic Art series, only five included women. Like the Basic Art series, Wikipedia serves an introductory audience, and in this particular area, Wikipedia succeeds where Taschen has not.... Read more

  9. La mujer que nunca conociste: the first Iberocoop contest on women biographies

    Photo by Wotancito, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

  10. 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