Wikipedia hosts 1.7 million biographies. Not even 20% of those are about women. If Wikipedia wants to become the sum of human knowledge, this needs to change. With such a large gender gap, we are far from reaching the goal. International Women's Day is an important moment to remind ourselves of the gender gap for women and all underrepresented groups and to renew our efforts to close these gaps.
This page gathers several events that take place on or around International Women's Day (8 March) and Women's History Month in March 2021, and where the goal is to come closer to closing the gender gap. Do you want to take part? Think about what you want to do and what languages you want to write in. Take a look at the events that are planned below, and sign up!
Do you lack an event to take part in? Solve it the wiki way: organize it yourself! There are many resources you can use, and help to get. See more information below.
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There are several initiatives and campaigns with events on or around International Women's Day. You can find a thorough list.
|WikiGap||Events globally focusing on closing the gender gap on Wikipedia, by writing new articles about prominent women.||List of events|
|Women in Red||A WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope.||Visible Wiki Women/Art+Activism/Women in Africa|
|Art+Feminism||An international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet.||List of events|
|WikiDonne||Cross wikiprojects to increase diversity in content and participation (women, minorities and non- or underrepresented groups)|
|Wiki Loves Women||The annual contest Tell Us About Her – Women At Work to improve image descriptions. Add structured data to Wikimedia Commons thanks to a dedicated drive and the ISA Tool. Throughout March 2021.||Participate|
|Les sans pagEs||A French-speaking project focusing on reducing gender biases. In March, initiatives such as 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune 1871 (with a list of women), TinnGO, Women and Science, Multimedia Library of Suresne Edit-a-thon, Unillustrated Women|
Feel free to add your own events below, by clicking on this link. See Best practices in scheduling a meeting.
You can also see events on the Diff calendar  Some events are one day only, others are the start date for an initiative. Start times where applicable are in UTC, and (00:00) is used when there is not a particular start time.
Gender gap/International Women's Day/mnw/Events
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