Communications/WikiHerStory

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To celebrate Women’s History Month 2020, the Communications team is launching #WikiHerStory - an initiative to raise awareness of Wikipedia’s gender gap and provide opportunities for anyone to get involved with community projects and events that are helping to address it. This page provides an overview of how to get involved in the initiative. We need your help to spread the word!

Timing[edit]

  • Campaign launch at 14:00 UTC // 9 AM Eastern on Thursday, 5 March 2020
  • Continuing through 31 March 2020

How to get involved[edit]

Share #WikiHerStory on social media[edit]

Follow and tag us[edit]

Please follow the Wikimedia Foundation on social media and tag us in your posts:

Remember to use #WikiHerStory in all social media posts. You may also want to use #WomensHistoryMonth during March.

Ideas for things to share on social media[edit]

  • This blog post, which describes why we launched #WikiHerStory and ways to get involved
  • See this list of upcoming events (in-person and virtual). You could promote the full list of opportunities or specific events
  • Encourage people to edit articles about women and their work. Here are lists of people and topics that need to be created or updated
  • Community resources for editing Wikipedia, hosting an event, and more
  • Your perspective on why gender equity matters in the free knowledge movement

Sample tweets[edit]

Please note that these are draft social media posts for Twitter. Feel free to edit them as you wish to share with your networks, and to adapt them for different social media channels.

Tell us about your Women’s History Month events[edit]

If you have a Women’s History Month event you are participating in or hosting that is not listed on this webpage, please reach out to press@wikimedia.org to add it.

Tell us which gender equity projects we should highlight on social media[edit]

If you have a project focused on addressing gender equity and representation in the movement that you would like to be highlighted on @Wikimedia’s social media channels, please fill out this short form.

Translations[edit]

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