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Less than 1 in 5 biographies on Wikipedia are about women,
on International Women’s Day join UNESCO to help bridge the gender gap in the digital space.

International Women's Day March 8th, 2019

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Get started

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Step 1: Create a Wikipedia account
Step 2: Sign up to the event
Step 3: Join Wikiproject Women in Red
Step 4: Receive a participation certificate from UNESCO


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Promote the project Encourage other people to take part on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links above. link 2 minutes
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Suggest a person Suggest a person who should have a Wikipedia article. link 3 minutes
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Suggest a list Suggest an existing list of women who should have Wikipedia articles. link 3 minutes
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Suggest a resource Suggest a resource (a book, a website etc) that could be used to write about women on Wikipedia. link 3 minutes
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Suggest a dataset Suggest a dataset about women or related to women whose facts can be used on Wikipedia. link 3 minutes
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Whose Knowledge photo competition Take part in the Whose Knowledge #VisibleWikiWomen photography competition for open license photos of notable women. link 10 minutes
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Improve Wikipedia articles Help improve existing Wikipedia articles, (a good place to start before writing a new article). link 15 minutes
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Translate Wikipedia articles Translate Wikipedia articles from one language to another link 20 minutes
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Write new Wikipedia articles Write a Wikipedia article which will be reviewed by experienced contributors before it is published. link 30 minutes

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The event is open to people of all languages, please:
  1. Sign up to the event in the Get started section of this page.
  2. Go to the Wikipedia Help Centre and select your language from the left hand side under the Languages section.

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Legal notice

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#Wiki4Women is an initiative that aims to promote better representation of committed women of knowledge in the digital sphere through the creation, editing, and translation of women profiles and lists on Wikipedia. These profiles and lists contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources, and might include the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post the entries. UNESCO does not control, monitor or guarantee the information contained in these profiles and lists, or information contained in links to other external web sites, and does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered therein. In no event shall UNESCO be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.