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Who is organizing this initiative?[edit]

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Wikimedia Sverige are planning to organize several gender gap focused Wikipedia edit-a-thons during 8 March 2018 around the world in partnership between Swedish embassies and local Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers.

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How did this initiative start?[edit]

In March 2017, a sister edit-a-thon in four languages between the Swedish embassy in New Delhi and Stockholm was organized for International Women's day. The Swedish embassies in Pretoria and Washington DC then followed and hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thons with Wikimedia chapters. Since then, the ministry has developed a tool kit for how embassies should organize Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and they are committed to surfacing the achievements of women in the world’s largest encyclopedia, in partnership with Wikimedia affiliates and other local organizations.


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Will giveaways/merchs be available?[edit]

Yes, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs have prepared a graphical profile for the initiative. If you are part of the organizing team, please talk to the embassy about possibilities.