Gender gap/News and Events
In December 2018, WMNL commissioned a survey among editors of the Dutch language Wikipedia. Topics covered include diversity, working climate, participation in the Strategy 2030. Access the survey report
Do you care for safety and friendliness in the Wikimedia movement? Are you interested in the guidelines and policies that guide it? Do you enjoy helping improvements in these areas? This is your chance to get involved!
The WMF is looking for five or six volunteers to draft the first version of the UCoC, together with four or five Foundation staff members. You'll have to attend several online meetings, read background material and work on shared documents - all will be in English. You can apply on-wiki, or by sending an email.
See the application page for more information.
A LGBTIQ project page has been set up on Meta to track all the different wikimedia initiatives around the Month of pride 2020. Special foculs are made on black LGBTIQ communities. See Wiki Loves Pride/2020.
The Project Grant team has approved the WHO community proposal related to Gender Gap :)? Summary of the proposal : Make the next generation of Wikidata diversity statistic tools by merging WHGI and Denelezh.
The WMF Board has just authorised the creation of a UCOC. Specifics include:
- Developing and introducing, in close consultation with volunteer contributor communities, a universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of standards across all Wikimedia projects;
- Working with community functionaries to create and refine a retroactive review process for cases brought by involved parties, excluding those cases which pose legal or other severe risks; and
- Significantly increasing support for and collaboration with community functionaries primarily enforcing such compliance in a way that prioritizes the personal safety of these functionaries.
The Project Grant campaign is currently reviewing community proposals. Related to Gender Gap are the following :
The Wiki Loves Women group is celebrating Africa’s women leaders throughout March 2020 with the Tell Us About Her drive on the ISA tool. The drive is aimed at improving the visibility of political leaders and activists across Africa on Wikimedia projects. If you do not know it yet, the ISA tool is a fun and mobile friendly tool that helps you to add better descriptions onto the photographs uploaded to Wikimedia Commons within selected categories, so that they are more useful on Wikipedia and Wikidata. Information added to the image description is structured data (depicts or captions). Categories chosen for this campaign are related to politicians, activists and in particular feminists from Africa. Campaign link: https://tools.wmflabs.org/isa/campaigns/53
Wikimedia Foundation Communication Team launchs 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.
Art and Feminism publishes a resource to support the organization of online events : 
Submission of a grant request Grants:Project/Maximilianklein/WHO, Make the next generation of Wikidata diversity statistic tools by merging WHGI and Denelezh.
The gender gap mailing list is a place to talk about this with other people who are interested and can help. Started on January 31st, 2011, it has a mix of longtime Wikimedians and people from other fields who arrived through their interest in the subject, so it's helpful to introduce yourself in your first post.
In 2020, a Telegram channel is opened to host discussions. It may be joined following that link : https://t.me/joinchat/DS2I3BY-f3dxvUNzNd72kg
Since Gender Gap is a sensitive topic, we please ask to all participants to be considerate and constructive. That means:
- No personal attacks.
- Try to stay on topic.
- Try to turn fighting into constructive discussion, or disengage/take it off.
- Help guide discussion toward concrete action.
- Be aware that using an aggressive or argumentative tone (or even just posting too much) can discourage people from participating.
- December 2019, the French Wikipedia Community discuss and vote for gender-neutral language w:fr:Wikipédia:Sondage/Écriture inclusive
- June 2019. #19Women in Sport. A Wiki Loves Women drive on Wikipedia to improve the coverage of Africa's sportswomen on Wikimedia projects that took place throughout June. it run across several language Wikipedias (English, French and Swahili), WikiData and Wikimedia Commons. Through the drive people were encouraged to update all the information available on WikiData on Africa’s Sportswomen. Participants were encouraged to upload images, translate existing articles, add WikiData items or create new articles on their favourite female sportswomen. The existing list of sports women that are covered on Wikimedia projects was listed (by country) displaying a variety of information in order to show what was missing.
- March : WikiGap/2019 edit-a-thons around the world
- March : Whose Knowledge? VisibleWikiWomen is launched
- September 2018 : publication of Advancing gender equity: Conversations with movement leaders. Wikimedia Foundation published a report that highlights the experiences of 65 Wikimedians working toward gender equity on Wikimedia projects. It covers motivations, best practices, and challenges.
- Oct-Nov 2018 - #18Women Occupation Drive. Women Occupation Drive was a Wiki Loves Women drive on Wikipedia on WikiData in support of Months of African Cinema (from WikiProject AfroCine). The aim of the Occupations Drive was to help improve the occupation labels in WikiData with non gender-biased description and description in more languages. Pages were established for 12 Africa-based languages.
- March : WikiGap/2018 edit-a-thons around the world
- March : Whose Knowledge? VisibleWikiWomen is launched
- November 2017 - #17African feminists (2017). Following on from the success of The Africa Destubathon in autumn 2016 in which brought over 2000 improvements for Africa, the Women in Red World Contest was held for one month in November 2017. The contest has a focus on creating new biographies of women for every country on the planet and every field of occupation. It is all about diversity of content and widespread coverage and tackling systematic bias. This sub-part of the contest focus more specifically on African feminists and is co-organized by Wiki Loves Women and Les sans pagEs.
- November - Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017: Stockholm, Sweden
- October - Fossé des genres et harcèlement: le point sur les projets francophones pendant la WikiConvention francophone
- July - WikiWomenCamp 2017, Mexico City, Mexico, July 6th to 8th, 2017
- January: publication of the Harassment Survey 2015 File:Harassment Survey 2015 - Results Report.pdf
- #16WikiWomen Translation Drive (2016). The drive, organized by Wiki Loves Women was for 16 days to make available biographies on 16 notable African women, in at least 16 languages. The articles to be translated were the biographies of African women with the extra drive to translate each article into at least 16 languages.
- Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2016: Washington, DC, United States
-  Paris November 2016, Conference on Inclusive language on Wikipedia
- [qui parle de quoi? Conference at the University of Geneva, September 2015]
- #15Challenge Concours d’écriture (2015). As a launching event and to celebrate the 15 years of Wikipedia, a writing contest was organised by Wiki Loves Women starting 15th of January 2016, to end 30th of January. The goal was to write biographies about notable African women.
- Launch of Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia, by the WMF communication team
- November 2013 Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2013: Berlin, Germany