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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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A Feminist Edit-a-Thon Seeks to Reshape Wikipedia - The New Yorker

A Feminist Edit-a-Thon Seeks to Reshape Wikipedia - The New Yorker | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Talia Lavin reports on a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Brooklyn, organized by the volunteer-run group Art+Feminism. Can they redress the site’s gender imbalance?
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Weekend Edit-A-Thon Puts Women In Wikipedia

Weekend Edit-A-Thon Puts Women In Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A group of local women are taking on Wikipedia. “The gender gap on Wikipedia really just boils down to most of the people who write on Wikipedia are men,”
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University of Regina celebrates International Women's Day with a marathon Wikipedia editing session

University of Regina celebrates International Women's Day with a marathon Wikipedia editing session | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, but only about one in 10 of its contributors are women. So on Tuesday — International Women’s Day — University of Regina faculty and students are aiming to change that with the Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon.
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Ottawa galleries to tackle Wikipedia 'gender gap' on International Women's Day

Ottawa galleries to tackle Wikipedia 'gender gap' on International Women's Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Two art galleries in Ottawa will take on the Wikipedia gender gap with edit-a-thons on International Women's Day.
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Why women are missing from history on Wikipedia

Why women are missing from history on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
On International Women's Day, women around the world are teaming up to improve coverage of women and women's issues on Wikipedia.
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A Few Suggested Edits for Sexist Portland Wikipedia Pages

A Few Suggested Edits for Sexist Portland Wikipedia Pages | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
We can’t make history better, but at least we can make it more true.
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Pittsburghers join international Wikipedia editing effort to close the gender gap - NEXTpittsburgh

Pittsburghers join international Wikipedia editing effort to close the gender gap - NEXTpittsburgh | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Pittsburghers will take part in an international effort to update Wikipedia pages of women in the arts. 
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Cornell joins the fray in narrowing gender gap on Wikipedia | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell joins the fray in narrowing gender gap on Wikipedia | Cornell Chronicle | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | ARTnews

Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | ARTnews | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Art + Feminism has announced that it will hold a third
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon promotes gender equality

Wikipedia edit-a-thon promotes gender equality | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
But, WVU’s libraries are trying to bridge the gap. Tuesday, at the downtown library the first WVU Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held. It focused on creating or editing articles about women of color, from or connected to West Virginia.
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Happy birthday sexist Wikipedia. Why do men still control our history?

Happy birthday sexist Wikipedia. Why do men still control our history? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Wikipedia boost for women architects

Wikipedia boost for women architects | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Number of Australian women architects on Wikipedia has increased from 10 to 65 due to the efforts of the WikiD project.
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Edit-a-thon fights under-representation of female artists

Edit-a-thon fights under-representation of female artists | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Students brought ideas, laptops and the hashtag “#ArtandFeminism” to Yale’s Wikipedia edit-a thon Friday evening.
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More successful Turkish women on Vikipedi profiles

To mark International Womens Day, the profiles of successful female Turkish professionals were added to Vikipedi, the Turkish version of Wikipedia during...
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Librarians edit diversity into Wikipedia content - The Temple News

Librarians edit diversity into Wikipedia content - The Temple News | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Temple hosted the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon last Friday.
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon adds information on female artists

Wikipedia edit-a-thon adds information on female artists | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
IU is one of 175 sites to participate in the international edit-a-thon. 
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CU-Boulder students combat Wikipedia sexism with edit-a-thon

CU-Boulder students combat Wikipedia sexism with edit-a-thon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A group of University of Colorado students met to help correct the gender disparity in the Wikipedia community at Norlin Library on Saturday.
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon aims to close gender gap

Wikipedia edit-a-thon aims to close gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS- Less than 13% of Wikipedia editors identify as women according to the activist group Guerilla Girls Twin Cities. They feel as a result, there’s a glaring underrepresentation of notable female artists in the world’s largest digital encyclopedia.
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Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon aims to close Wikipedia gender gap :: St. Kate's Newswire :: St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN :: News and Events

Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon aims to close Wikipedia gender gap :: St. Kate's Newswire :: St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN :: News and Events | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it

How do notable women show up in Wikipedia if all the editors are men? The short answer is they often don't.

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Wikipedia Activism and Diversity in Science

Wikipedia Activism and Diversity in Science | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
There's no getting around it. A lot of scientists are white men, and it's always been that way. But it's never been the whole picture. Getting a better
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Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means

Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia's potential for communicating science to the public.
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WikiD project helps increase presence of women architects on Wikipedia | Architecture And Design

WikiD project helps increase presence of women architects on Wikipedia | Architecture And Design | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia now lists 65 Australian women architects, thanks to the WikiD project that provided the resources and motivation to dramatically increase the presence of women architects on the website.
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