Gender gap/Initiatives

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Projects and Campaigns

You don't have to join the mailing list or read the recent press to help correct the gender gap. You don't need to have edited before either! If you're interested, the following projects need the help of women and men alike to be successful, so don't be shy about joining in.

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A WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope. The project scope includes women's biographies (real women, fictional women), women's works (broadly construed, such as their paintings, books, schools, conferences), and women's issues (such as health, activism, and so on). In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Since then, we have brought the figure up to 18.50%, as of 23 June 2020.
When: since 2015, active
Primary language: English
Status : active as of 2020

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An attempt to bring core articles on women up to minimum Wikipedia:Good article status. At present this is just a loose project page dedicated to GA listings rather than an active sub project. We currently have just 529 articles out of 25,437 Good Articles on the site, roughly 2%. Our first target is to have 1000 Good Articles about women on English Wikipedia.
When: launched 2015.
Status: active as of 2020

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Wiki Loves Women online drives
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Tell Us About Her campaign (2020), #19Women in Sport (2019), #18Women Occupation Drive (2018), #17African feminists (2017), #16WikiWomen Translation Drive (2016), #15Challenge Concours d’écriture (2015)
When:Was run annually since 2015
Primary languages: French and English
Status: active as of 2020

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wikiloveswomen
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Hashtags: #wikiloveswomen #WLW

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Wikimedia Sverige and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs help to organize several Wikipedia edit-a-thons around the world in partnership between Swedish embassies and local Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers. #WikiGap invites broad and diverse participation, and allows for local adaptations to the overall theme of closing the gender gap and other gaps relevant for diversity on Wikipedia.
When: Was run in 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Status: active as of 2020

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Hashtags: #wikigap

A volunteer-run project and we need your help to inspire, engage and support more women to be involved in the Wikimedia movement.
When:launched 2012
Status: looks inactive

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WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design is an international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. The project includes running writing and editing workshops in Melbourne, New York and Berlin and providing architecture-specific guides that build on existing resources. WikiD is a collaboration between groups in Australia, Germany and the United States – Parlour, n-ails and Architexx. There is also a German project page. WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design was awarded funds as part of the inspire campaign 2015.
When: launched in 2015
Status : unknown

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An initiative by Wikimedia Foundation Communication Team 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.
Status : 2020

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Hashtags: #WikiHerStory


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A global campaign to proactively source and support new projects aimed at increasing gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Ideas were written up in IdeaLab, endorsed by community and matched to advisors and other team-members to help enable success. Proposals in need of funding from the Wikimedia Foundation could be selected for support by a committee composed of staff & volunteers (likely experimenting with some combination of existing IEG & GAC committee members). Initiative led by Wikimedia Foundation and closed.
Status : finished

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Editatona es el proyecto para reducir la brecha de género en Wikipedia creado por Wikimedia México que consiste en un maratón de edición temática dirigida exclusivamente para mujeres y que se ha extendido por varios países de Iberoamérica. Ganadora del Premio FRIDA y la Medalla Omecíhuatl en 2018 por sus aportes en la materia de género y tecnología.
Inicio: 2015
Lengua principal: Español/Spanish
Status : activa

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Conferences

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A Wikimedia conference that covers the topic of diversity within and beyond the Wikimedia movement.

Techstorming is like brainstorming in a technical environment. To participate, you do not have to be some ICT genius. We are looking for women, men and gender-diverse people with an interest in ICT at all levels of experience.

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Conferencia que reunió a mujeres de 17 países con la finalidad de discutir sobre la brecha de género en los proyectos Wikimedia.

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