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Wikipedia 10 México, Guadalajara

Mexico has Spanish as the official language and recognizes 68 distinct indigenous Amerindian languages as national languages. On 2011, Mexico was relying on 40.6 million Internet users, that they represent approximately 33% of the population[1].

The Chapter and its projects

Wikimedia Mexico was approved as chapter on August 2011. There are two women as active members. In the In the first election of the board, was elected a woman as executive vocal [2]. The female members have headed the initiatives of creation of Wikipedia Clubs in different faculties of the ITESM and GLAM Mexico.


In December 2011, there were 370,260 people and 252,220 women of all ages from Mexico who were interested in Wikipedia.[3] In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 9th most popular site in the country.[4]

Participation in English Wikipedia in leadership roles is minimal. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee.

Content featuring Mexican women exists on English Wikipedia. There are 43 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia.

In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 25.8% of the traffic to Spanish Wikipedia was from this country.[5] There is one article on Spanish Wikipedia about femicide in Mexico. On Spanish Wikipedia, there are 1 category and 55 articles about models from this country.

CMLL World Women's Championship is an English Wikipedia Featured List about professional wresting in Mexico. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia for a list.

Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Commons, and Other projects

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 27,560th most popular site in the country.[6] There are no female administrators on English wikinews from this country, nor are there any women from this country who are English wikinews accredited reporters. On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Mexico found 34 articles that mentioned both words.Mexico A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for México mujeres found 61 articles that mentioned both words.[7] A December 2011 search on Portuguese Wikinews for mulheres México found 15 articles that mentioned both words.[8]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 2,180th most popular site in the country.[9]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 35,416th most popular site in the country.[10] There are no women from this country involved in leadership roles on English or German Wikiversity. Their participation is minimal to non-existent.

On Commons 16.46% users indicated they're female. The most popular interface language after English is Spanish with 108166 users. With a large gap, French is 2nd with 46961 users and German 3rd with 35982 users. The large population of Spanish users on Commons is probably the result of local uploads on Spanish Wikipedia being disabled.

There are no bureaucrats, male or female, from this country on MediaWiki.Org.[11] There are no women from this country who are administrators on incubator and no active women editors from this country. The project has few participants overall, with only 44 users identified as female and 516 identified as male.

Mexican Women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Mexico
The Foundation

During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country. During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Mexican, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal.