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Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021

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September 1 - September 30, 2021

Wiki Loves Women South Asia is an article writing contest to improve gender gap in Wikipedia and create the related articles about South Asian Women. The article writing contest will be organized in South Asian Wikipedia communities with the help of each language specific coordinator. This year the project will start on September 1, 2021 and end on September 30, 2021.


This year WLW South Asia will focus on women's empowerment in the South Asian context. WLW South Asia 2021 will also focus on feminism, motherhood, women biographies, LGBT and gender focused-topics.

It includes, but is not limited to women and queer topics (women in folklore and mythology, violence and crime against women, gender discrimination, adolescence, puberty and reproductive health).

Why participate?
Help Wikipedia

Help Wikipedia to minify gender gap and enrich with more diversity.

It’s a great way to experiment and learn more.

The main reason to compete is that you learn a great deal by participating in a competition. It's a great setting to learn in and you can measure your skills in the subject against others, in a fail-safe environment. When producing your contribution, you dig deep down into a subject and become better at it – and it‘s fun! By participating in competitions where the topic is not in your main field – you learn a lot and can also discover that it happened to be exactly that field which you were great at.

we are against

we support

we want to reduce
...the gender gap

we want to see
...women everywhere

Guidelines for Participants
  • Find the language edition of Wikipedia you would like to edit, if they are participating.
  • You have to be registered on Wikipedia to enter the contest. Register for Wikipedia if you have not done so.
  • Read the rules listed below. It is really important that you follow the rules, otherwise your effort will be wasted.
  • Choose articles about themes and topics related to Gender Gap and Women empowerment.
  • Participants have to submit their contributions through the Fountain tool.
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Per language projects
  • Certificates for all contributors and Jury
  • Barnstars for participants creating atleast 4 articles
  • Gift vouchers for top contributors
    • 1st prize : $12 USD
    • 2nd prize : $10 USD
    • 3rd prize : $08 USD
Overall project

Internationally for top article creators (well references and under the theme)

  • 1st prize : $250 USD
  • 2nd prize : $150 USD
  • 3rd prize : $100 USD

Rules of the contest
  • The new article should have minimum 3000 bytes and 300 words.
  • The article should not be machine translated.
  • The article should be created between 1 September and 30 September.
  • The article should be within gender discrimination, feminism, women's empowerment and related issues.
  • There should be no copyright violations and notability issues and article should have proper references as per Wikipedia policies.

Are you ready to participate?

If your local Wikipedia is already participating, ask if you can help judge articles if you are interested:
Find Your Local Wikipedia!