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!
- Campaign launch at 14:00 UTC // 9 AM Eastern on Thursday, 5 March 2020
- Continuing through 31 March 2020
How to get involved
Follow and tag us
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.
- 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
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.
- Women's stories are regularly left out of history, including on @Wikipedia. @Wikimedia needs your help to change that. Join us for #WikiHerStory: https://email@example.com/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WomensHistoryMonth
- Just 18% of biographies on English @Wikipedia are about women. That's not enough. This #WomensHistoryMonth, join the @Wikimedia movement to write women and their work into history. https://firstname.lastname@example.org/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WikiHerStory
- In recent years, a growing number of people and initiatives have been working to close the gender gap on @Wikipedia. Learn more about them and help by getting involved through @Wikimedia's new #WikiHerStory initiative. #WomensHistoryMonth https://email@example.com/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f
- I edit @Wikipedia, the world's resource for free knowledge. Right now, fewer women are adding their perspectives and history to the encyclopedia than men. This #WomensHistoryMonth, let’s change the narrative together: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WikiHerStory
- Fewer than 18% of biographies on English Wikipedia are about women. I’m a @Wikimedia volunteer, and I aim to change that. Help me make @Wikipedia a more equitable source of knowledge with #WikiHerStory: https://email@example.com/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WomensHistoryMonth
- More men than women have tried to edit @Wikipedia at least once. Do you think Wikipedia should represent the history and perspectives of all genders? Help me close the gender gap: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WikiHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth
- Technology reflects the biases of our world back to us. @Wikimedia wants to ensure that women are not left out of history. Join the cause: https://email@example.com/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f #WikiHerStory #WomensHistoryMonth
Tell us about your Women’s History Month events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to add it.
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.
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