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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Breaking Records at Art+Feminism's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon | The Creators Project

For a record-breaking year of editing 1,500 pages and creating 2,000 pages in support of women in the arts, Art+Feminism supported 2,500 participants for 175 events in 6 continents.
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Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It's time to redress Wikipedia's gender imbalance.
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WikiWarriors event hopes to add diversity to Wikipedia editors

WikiWarriors event hopes to add diversity to Wikipedia editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
From 9 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Wikipedia editors filled University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Library. They all worked on submitting, editing and adding to Wikipedia entries, many of which
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Art Feminism edit-a-thon comes to ASU to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia

Art Feminism edit-a-thon comes to ASU to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The ASU art community will spend seven hours on Friday editing Wikipedia articles in order to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia.  
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Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?

Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The number of Wikipedia entries on female scientists is staggeringly low, but thanks to these editors that might be changing
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Furthering equality, one Wikipedia page at a time | The River Reporter

Furthering equality, one Wikipedia page at a time | The River Reporter | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A group of women (and one man) congregate at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, hunched over their laptops, typing and talking with one another about concepts like art, feminism, gender and technology. This is an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, one of many happening around the world this March.
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Hacking Wikipedia’s gender gap

Hacking Wikipedia’s gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
There are millions of editors on Wikipedia but only 13 percent of them are female. LACMA and Art + Feminism found a unique way to make a dent in that.
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College Student Trolls Online Harassers In The Best Possible Way

College Student Trolls Online Harassers In The Best Possible Way | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Emily Temple-Wood has written hundreds of articles about women in science.
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UNL targets Wikipedia's gender gap with hackathon

UNL targets Wikipedia's gender gap with hackathon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Students and library researchers quickly noticed in their research that Wikipedia entries were far more comprehensive for men than women. Studies have shown just a small percentage of pages are written by women, too.
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Wikipedia 'Edit-A-Thons' Take Aim At The Site's Massive Gender Gap

Wikipedia 'Edit-A-Thons' Take Aim At The Site's Massive Gender Gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When it comes to articles about women, even Wikipedia admits it falls short.
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Female scientist fights harassment with Wikipedia - BBC News

Female scientist fights harassment with Wikipedia - BBC News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Every time one woman is harassed online, she adds a Wikipedia page for a female scientist.
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The founder of Wikipedia’s Women Scientists project found a brilliant use for her hate mail

The founder of Wikipedia’s Women Scientists project found a brilliant use for her hate mail | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
By day, Emily Temple-Wood, 21, is a student of biology at the university of Loyola in Chicago on a path to start medical school in 2017. But by night, she is even more impressive: she runs Wikipedia's Women Scientists project to improve the coverage of women scientists on Wikipedia. She was inspired, at 18, after findin
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Israeli women who made history – now in Wikipedia too - Israel

Israeli women who made history – now in Wikipedia too - Israel | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Historian Dr. Sharon Geva's enlisted her students to a first-of-its-kind initiative: Instead of taking a test, they wrote Wikipedia entries about Israeli women.
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Women and Wikipedia | Special Issue

Women and Wikipedia | Special Issue | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Concordia professor Elizabeth Clarke gave her Women in Film class an assignment to create a Wikipedia page about a female filmmaker from any genre at any time in history. She wanted to make her students aware that the information they see online is selected by the people who are putting it there. In this case, the people are a high percentage of males and almost no females—a wide gender gap that cannot be ignored, even by Wikipedia.
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History has been unkind to women of color. Now's your chance to fix that - Technical.ly DC

History has been unkind to women of color. Now's your chance to fix that - Technical.ly DC | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
An upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thon seeks to diversify the internet's encyclopedia. The Smithsonian and a handful of other big-name institutions are involved.
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U of L will participate in third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help increase coverage of women and arts - Insider Louisville

U of L will participate in third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help increase coverage of women and arts - Insider Louisville | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The effort began by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and last year alone, it had more than 1,500 participants at over 75 events around the world.
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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focuses on feminism and art

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focuses on feminism and art | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
University Libraries and the Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (SCURC) hosted a ‘Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon’ on Tuesday.
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Wikipedia’s Snowball Effect

Wikipedia’s Snowball Effect | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
What motivates hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build the world’s go-to online encyclopedia?
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Emily Temple-Wood's ultimate guide to fighting Wikipedia sexism

Emily Temple-Wood's ultimate guide to fighting Wikipedia sexism | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For every sexist mail, Emily Temple-Wood writes about one more female scientist on Wikipedia
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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Events Aim to Narrow the Site's 'Gender Gap' | ChrisD.ca

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Events Aim to Narrow the Site's 'Gender Gap' | ChrisD.ca | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Sarah Severson, right, digital library services co-ordinator, gives some pointers to Rebecca Nicholson, left, during o
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Student praised for tackling 'sexist Wikipedia' by creating page for female scientist every time she's trolled 

Student praised for tackling 'sexist Wikipedia' by creating page for female scientist every time she's trolled  | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Wikipedia too male? - Canada News

Wikipedia too male? - Canada News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It's one of the world's most popular reference websites, but when it comes to articles about women, even Wikipedia admits it falls short.
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