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Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda/WikiGap 2022

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

Ninety percent 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 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 Internet Society of Uganda Chapter are organizing WikiGap in March 2022.


Missing articles/articles need to improve on notable Women in Uganda[edit]