COVID-19/Health and Gender Editathon

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COVID 19: Health and Gender Editathon

You are invited to an editathon to improve COVID-19 information on Wikipedia in collaboration with UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, and UN Women. They have prepared several messages and resources to use in the COVID-19 pandemic, relating specifically to how the pandemic affects women's health. The Health and Gender Editathon aims to make use of these resources, to make sure that Wikipedia in various languages have good quality, up to date updated information.

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The editathon workshop took place on Friday 5th June at 15:30 - 17:30 UTC
Slides from the workshop here

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When contributing to this project please add #covidgap to the edit summary so we can measure the impact of the work.

Wikimedia Sverige have some small gifts to say thank you to the top 3 contributors to the editathon.

Once you've taken part in the editathon please give feedback so we can improve the process and resources.

Main activity

Add one of the key messages Add one of the key messages from UNFPA or UN Women to a relevant article. Make sure to list which articles you've added the messages to the table #covidgap to the edit summary.

Examples of articles where the key messages could be added can be found here and in Category:Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

link 20 minutes

Other activities

Suggest a missing topic Suggest a topic which is missing from Wikipedia related to COVID-19, it could be an aspect of the pandemic or how it impacts a certain group of people, it could be an important person or any other related topic.

You can find missing topics by looking at the list of messages and by looking at the reference sources.

Make sure to add #covidgap to the edit summary.

link 5 minutes
Add references to an article Use one of the sources provided by the UN Agencies, to make sure that the COVID-19 related articles on Wikipedia are well-referenced. Make sure to add where you've used the reference in the table and add #covidgap to the edit summary. link 10 minutes
Create a new article Use the messages from UNFPA and UN Women to create a new article. We have proposed a few articles that would be suitable to create. Make sure to do an extra edit to the article, where you add the edit summary #covidgap. link 60 minutes

Give feedback

Thank you very much for taking part in the COVID-19 Health and Gender Editathon. We really welcome your feedback on the process we have been working on to help organisations share their knowledge on Wikipedia. We plan to develop this further into a long term project. There are two ways of giving feedback:

On the talk page where you can share your thoughts with others

Anonymously using this feedback form if you want your feedback to only be seen by the organisers

Extra activity

Share! Share your contribution in social media. Use the hashtag #covidgap! link 5 minutes


Click here to see all contributions using the #covidgap hashtag

Feel free to add articles you have created or improved upon below:

New articles

Improved articles