WikiGap 2019 Kolkata India

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Welcome to Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia. Knowledge is power, and Wikipedia has the potential to colour our view of the world. But there is great imbalance between men and women on the website, like in society at large.

Ninety per cent of those who add content to Wikipedia are men. There are four times as many articles about men as there are about women. The figures vary regionally, but no matter how you look at it, the picture is clear: the information about women is less extensive than that about men. Regardless of which language version of Wikipedia you read. We want to change this.

WikiGap is an event during which people around the world gather to add more content to Wikipedia about women figures, experts and role models in various fields. Similar events have already been arranged in almost 60 countries worldwide to improve women’s representation on the internet.

Together, we want to bring about a more gender-equal internet – and a more gender-equal world.

Group photo of new editors and mentors after WikiGap 2019 Workshop and Editathon at Kolkata

Date and Venue[edit]

  • Date: 9 March 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: 201, CANAL SOUTH ROAD, KOLKATA 700105.

Program schedule[edit]

  • 2 pm – 5 pm:
  1. Introduction of WikiGap Project.
  2. Introduction of new Wikipedians.
  3. Learning how to edit a wiki article.
  4. Translating articles from the list of WikiGap articles.

Point of Contact[edit]


  1. Rajeeb (talk) 06:13, 11 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Program in-detail and feedback[edit]

Participating languages[edit]

If you are interested in joining the edit-a-thon in a different language, please add your language to the above list.


(Please sign below by adding # ~~~~)


  1. Rajeeb Dutta
  2. Adots215 (talk) 05:49, 8 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Natural-moustache Simple Black.svg  Innocentbunny    TALK  06:24, 8 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Asitbabu (talk) 06:30, 8 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Maguputi (talk) 06:44, 8 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Barbiesona (talk) 09:28, 8 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Swagata94 (talk) 08:38, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Priyanka196 (talk) 08:45, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Subh54 (talk) 08:58, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  10. ExplorerRaja (talk) 09:03, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Duttasubha88 (talk) 09:43, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Priyankasingha1811 (talk) 10:06, 9 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Sumasa (talk) 08:30, 10 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Abhujanks (talk) 13:06, 20 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Online WikiGapathon[edit]

There will be an online edit-a-thon starting from 8th march 2019 till 8th April 2019, one can create articles at any time, from where it is convenient for you. The topic for the article is chosen by the participants either in their own right or from the list proposed for the creation and improvement of the articles, though the article should be about 'Women'.

Be sure to add the Template:WikiGap India 2019 template created and improved articles to the discussion pages. Also, add yourself to the event participants page for participating in the online marathon.

Members of the online marathon who will create or substantially improve at least one article within WikiGap will receive certificates and souvenirs from event organizers, participant who creates the largest number of articles will receive a special award.


Programs & Event Dashboard[edit]

Etherpad link[edit]

Pls click here to see the Etherpad link.

Best Wishes[edit]

Event page[edit]

Friendly Space Policy[edit]

link of friendly space policy is here

Supported by[edit]

Wikimedia Chapter