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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.

Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented through the Swedish embassy to Uganda, and School of Women And Gender Studies College of Humanities And Social Sciences Makerere University, and Internet Society of Uganda Chapter are planning to organize a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday, 7 March 2019 in Kampala.

Venue: School of Women and Gender Studies | Makerere


Time Activity
8.30 - 9.00 Arrival and Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome Remarks – Dean SWGS

Remarks Swedish Embassy Remarks Dr. Gity Behravan

9:30 - 11:30
  • Introduction to WikiGap and the WikiGap Challenge
  • Navigating Wikipedia Pages
  • Basic Rules of Editing Wikipedia
  • User Pages and Sandbox Presentations
  • Adding Citations
  • Adding Images to Wikipedia
11:30 – 1:00 Edit-at-thon
1.00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 4:30 Completion of Wikipedia articles
4:30 Closure



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WikiGap 2020 activities in Uganda


Missing articles/articles need to improve on notable Women in Uganda


WikiGap Challenge in Uganda


How to register


All you have to do join this contest is to add your username below with a link to your home language user page; then, when you create or improve pages in any languages, come back here and add a link to each page under your name, with the score you claim. To register, please follow the format of the Example below. Also take a look at our scoring system below. Please add the hashtag #WikiGap in your edit summary, to make it easy for us to find your contributions.



You are responsible for counting your own points. Here's how to do it:

  • +0.5 point for each image added to a Wikipedia article in any language (including your own photos).
  • +1 point for each +1,000 bytes of added content to a Wikipedia article in any language.
  • +1 point for each corresponding Wikidata item that you create or improve.
  • +1 point for each new source you add to an existing Wikipedia article in any language.
  • +1 point for each new source you add to an existing Wikidata object.
  • +5 points if your article is one of the proposed ones from the organizing teams.
  • +5 points for each new translation of a Wikipedia article to any language.
  • +25 points for a Good Article in any language.
  • +50 points for a Featured Article in any language.
  • BONUS POINTS: If you convince an experienced editor (100+ edits) to join the Challenge - you will get +10 points when they have done their first contribution. Make sure to get your wiki friends involved!

The points are cumulative.

The organizers have the final say in the scoring of the contributions, and will clarify the rules and points if needed. Please note that the aim is to improve Wikipedia with high quality articles, so any content of low quality that has been added will lose points or even result in a ban from the contest, if the organizers so decide.

Please remember

The points are simply here to make this more fun. Even if you do not join the Challenge to win we would love to learn about your work after the event, so please highlight it here. Your contribution is valuable in itself and with each edit you help make Wikipedia better.

  • If you add 3,600 bytes of content to an existing article, you get 3 points.
  • If you translate an article into Turkish and it is 4,100 bytes long, you get 9 points: 5 points for starting a new article and 4 for its extension.
  • If you add a 3,600 bytes of wikitext (templates, infoboxes, citations) to an existing article, you get 3 points.
  • If you are the main editor of a new Featured article with e.g. 153,000 bytes of content written by you… you get 153 points for the bytes, and 100 points (and our eternal gratitude :-) for reaching the Featured article status.

New editors


If you are a new Wikipedia editor, first of all, welcome! We suggest that you take a look at Wikipedia:Translation and the en:Wikipedia:Introduction. That will make it easier to get going! When you start writing, the Manual of Style might be of help. These links go to Wikipedia in English, but all these pages are available in many languages. When you visit them, please have a look on the left-hand side (under "Languages") and see if they exist in your language as well. Every language version of Wikipedia is unique, with its own community and its own conventions, so it's good to have a look at the rules.

Contributing to Wikipedia is easier now than ever before and you don't really have to learn any code! Please have a look at Wikipedia:VisualEditor for more information.

Contributions before 7th March

If you have taken part in a physical/offline WikiGap event before the 8 March you can add all the contributions that you made during the event here. Please note that you can only add contributions that you have submitted in the time between 1st - 31st March.

List of Participants


Add your username here to register for the WikiGap 2020 Challenge in Uganda

AKibombo (talk) 08:07, 9 March 2020 (UTC) AKibombo[reply]

Egeru Joseph

WikiGap in Uganda