Welcome to the Wikipedia writing challenge to improve the coverage of Nigerian women on Wikipedia!
WikiGap Nigeria Online Challenge is a public writing challenge to create new articles for notable women and improve existing articles about women on Wikipedia. The aim is to bridge the contents gap about Women on Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia. In the previous years, the challenge took place in multiple Wikipedia languages but this year challenge would primarily focus on the English Wikipedia.
The Challenge is organized as part of the global WikiGap campaign by Wikimedia Nigeria in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria.
Essentially, this year edition is organized to commemorate the International Women's Day Conference. As part of the event, eight (8) notable African women have been selected to speak at the conference. Due to the prevailing global pandemic, we will present a one-day capacity development building session online to equip participants on how to contribute to Wikipedia. The training will take place on the 12th of March, 2021.
Webinar training session
Date: 12th of March 2021 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAT
Entry starts: 10th of March 2021 (GMT +01:00) 10th of April 2021 (GMT +01:00).
Who can participate?
We welcome all Wikipedia editors to join this challenge and you can participate from any part of the world. To participate you just need to sign up on the participants section.
The contest is simple in structure, based on a KISS point system: You get points while improving articles, with the goal for each participant to gain as many points as possible.
There is a huge content gap about women on the internet and Wikipedia. We want to change the narrative by creating new articles and improving the quality of existing articles about women. The contest is conceived by Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs(ref) and the Nigeria version is organized by Wikimedia Nigeria, with support from The Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria.
How to participate
To participate, add your name to the list of participant, review the instruction on that page. If you know any notable women that you think might be notable for a Wikipedia article, please write about her. If you are new to Wikipedia, please make sure you read help about first article writing before you begin to write your first article. You can also improve existing articles about women.