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#VisibleWikiWomen Challenge - Online edit-a-thon
May 1 to 15, 2018

In March 2018, we launched the #VisibleWikiWomen challenge for the first time - aiming to add openly licensed photographs and illustrations of prominent women from around the world onto Wikipedia. After gathering hundreds of photos in the VisibleWikiWomen category on Wikimedia Commons, what's next?

Join the #VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon from 1-15 May 2018!


During May 2018 there are still more actions we can all take to increase women's visibility on Wikimedia projects. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Spread the word[edit]


Join the #VisibleWikiWomen edit-a-thon from 1 to 15 May! You can signup here, and add yourself to the event dashboard as well to make sure your contributions get counted!

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JOIN THE EDITATHON DASHBOARD. After registering, you can assign yourself one or more articles to work on them, adding the title of the article and the Wikipedia language. In this way, other participants will know which articles are available to choose.

Hashtags to use as you celebrate your edits! #VWWeditathon #VisibleWikiWomen

Work lists[edit]

The Big List[edit]

During the VisibleWikiWomen challenge over 1000 new photos was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. This represents a lot of articles to create, translate or improve. We are building a list of women that appear in the category VisibleWikiWomen and their respective items on Wikidata.


This is a work in progress. You can help by finding or creating the Wikidata item of each woman, and adding it to the list.

Suggested articles[edit]

We have chosen the uploaded pictures of some prominent women who are very interesting, and whose biographies still do not exist in any version of Wikipedia.

Once you choose an article, please assign yourself on the Dashboard, to let other participants know that you are working on it. Feel free to create articles in any Wikipedia language. When you finish it, link your article in the last column, so that everyone can read it!

N°1 Image Wikidata item Description Articles created
1 Norma Boero Argentinian scientist
2 Demitu Hambisa Bonsa Bonsa politician of Ethiopia de:Demitu Hambisa Bonsa
3 Hania Morsi Fadl Sudanece doctor of medicine
4 Margarette May Macaulay Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS)
5 Daphne Martschenko American rower
6 Ana Lorena Delgadillo Mexican lawyer
7 Berta Zúñiga Cáceres environmental activist from Honduras es:Berta Zúñiga Cáceres
8 Blerta Aliko Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in Arab States
9 Runa Sandvik privacy and security researcher no:Runa Sandvik
10 Esmeralda Arosemena Troitiño Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS)
11 Cicely Carew American Visual artist
12 Constanza Valdés Chilean politician
13 Cristyne Nicholas American entrepreneur
13 Maria Chiara Pievatolo Professor of political philosophy
14 Dzigbordi Dosoo entrepreneur from Ghana
15 Eleanor Holgate Lattimore author, East Asia expert
16 Elena Reynaga activist for sex workers rights in Latin America
17 Nesma Abdel Aziz

Egyptian marimba performer||

18 Juana Calfunao Paillalef Mapuche's chief (lonko)
19 Amina Benkhadra Moroccan politician