<languages> This is a page to share activities from all over the world, which are designed to improve coverage and participation of women and girls.
Please add to this page and feel free to change this page radically, to make it most useful.
Why the Gender Gaps are important / context
Please only list here recent documents/studies/media
- Mind the Gaps - written for the Wiki Loves Women project by Anthere, spring 2015
- ¿A qué llamamos brecha de género en Wikipedia? - written by Jalu, july 2015
- How I tackle Wiki gender gap one article at a time - oped by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight. 07 Dec 2016
Existing / recent projects
What: a WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope. The project scope includes women's biographies (real women, fictional women), women's works (broadly construed, such as their paintings, books, schools, conferences), and women's issues (such as health, activism, and so on). In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Since then, we have brought the figure up to 18.99%, as of 19 July 2021.
When: since 2015, active
Primary language: English
What: an attempt to bring core articles on women up to minimum Wikipedia:Good article status. The proposal is now a full WikiProject. As of July 2021, we have almost doubled the number of Good articles to 927 and in addition have 101 Featured artices and 107 Featured lists.
When: launched 2015. Active
What: Wiki Loves Women focuses on bridging two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups. The project is designed to leverage Wikipedia’s role as a global repository for the dissemination of information to achieve accessible and fair online representation of notable women in countries in Africa. In collaboration with the Goethe Instituts in the chosen focus countries, it will encourage the contribution of existing researched and verified information to Wikipedia with the intent of redressing the systemic bias online about women. The donated data and content will specifically focus on women’s contribution to the political, economic, scientific, cultural and heritage landscape, as well as the current socio-political status of women, in each country. The project will achieve its aims by working with existing gender equality-focused civil society organisations to release their intelligence onto Wikipedia and by working with established Women’s groups and existing Wikipedia Volunteer groups to disseminate this information among the Wikimedia projects. In addition, the project will encourage the activation and support of new and existing editors (both female and gender-sensitised male Wikipedians) in the focus countries.
When: launched in 2015 (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast) and renewed in 2018 (Tanzania and Uganda)
Primary languages: French and English
What : Writing Contest: 15 days to create (at least) 15 biographies on notable African women!
When:Was run in 2015
Primary languages: French and English
What: WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design is an international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. The project includes running writing and editing workshops in Melbourne, New York and Berlin and providing architecture-specific guides that build on existing resources. WikiD is a collaboration between groups in Australia, Germany and the United States – Parlour, n-ails and Architexx. There is also a German project page. WikiD: Women, Wikipedia, Design was awarded funds as part of the inspire campaign 2015.
When: launched in 2015
What:the project aims at working towards filling the gender gap, both on editorial and content level.It was developped out of the local initiative in Switzerland of
- Biographies des femmes en Suisse in Genève,
When: since july 2016, active
Atelier Femmes et Féminisme à Nantes,
User Groups and informal lists
What: user group for women and allies in the Wikimedia movement.
What: recognised Wikimedia user group for women and allies in the wiki movement. Working language is Spanish.
Make sure Category:Communication is up to date
- IRC, #wikimedia-gendergapconnect
- Wikimania Women Facebook Group
- mail:gendergapGender gap mailing list (also in other languages, see Mailing lists/Overview)
List of editors that newcomers can contact for assistance with content creation
The idea is that the assistance can be related to technical issues, applying and evaluating references, interpretation of guidelines, mediating in disagreements with experienced users, etc.
- User:Rosiestep (admin on English Wikipedia)
- User:Peter Isotalo (English Wikipedia user page)
- Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 11:57, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
- Rich Farmbrough 15:10 23 July 2016 (GMT).
- User:Nattes à chat on the French wikipedia --Nattes à chat (talk) 23:30, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
- Medea7 (talk) 22:32, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Please only list here quite recent projects. Not all projects. For long listings, check out category:Gender gap