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Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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How a Paris event is fighting Wikipedia's gender gap

How a Paris event is fighting Wikipedia's gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Artists and performers will join the public to edit, translate and create pages about women for the online encyclopedia.
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14 Ways to Honor Women's History Month in DC

14 Ways to Honor Women's History Month in DC | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C., is filled to the brim with both trailblazing women and rich history, making it the perfect place to celebrate National Women's History Month. With International Women's Day approaching o
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VoidLab event aims to edit important female artists into Wikipedia articles

VoidLab event aims to edit important female artists into Wikipedia articles | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Less than 15 percent of Wikipedia editors are women, according to a 2011 survey. The lack of female editors is a problem because it leads to more inherent gender bias…
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First Friday: Wikipedia and Women in Science

First Friday: Wikipedia and Women in Science | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a toast to the work of women scientists everywhere.
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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Online Social Movements | Feminism in India

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Online Social Movements | Feminism in India | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
This month, we got together with Punjabi Wikimedians at our New Delhi office to co-host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Online Social Movements.
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Cornell to join edit-a-thon of women, arts on Wikipedia | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell to join edit-a-thon of women, arts on Wikipedia | Cornell Chronicle | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women - GirlTalkHQ

Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women - GirlTalkHQ | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Indian Feminist Orgs Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women. Feminism in India are working with Breakthrough India.
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Only 8.5pc of Wikipedia editors are women. How do we fix the gender gap on the internet?

Only 8.5pc of Wikipedia editors are women. How do we fix the gender gap on the internet? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women-related articles are generally shorter, more prone to deletion, and more likely to be peripheral pieces under male-centric articles. I was beginning
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Wikipedia to create awareness of mental illness in Nigerian women -

It said that creating awareness would help to reduce the prevalence of stigma associated with mental illness, especially in Nigerian women
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Wikipedia Year in Science incorporated into science writing assignment | UToday | University of Calgary

Wikipedia Year in Science incorporated into science writing assignment | UToday | University of Calgary | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
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Over 400 inspirational women finally receive Wikipedia entries in edit-a-thon

Over 400 inspirational women finally receive Wikipedia entries in edit-a-thon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ever heard of British tampon tax campaigner Laura Coryton? What about Uruguayan inventor Victoria Alonso Perez? Before last week, a quick search of Wikipedi
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The Wikipedia gap is the latest gender gap you need to be worried about

The Wikipedia gap is the latest gender gap you need to be worried about | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
According to a report by the BBC, only 17% of Wikipedia’s English language entries are about women, and only 15% of their volunteer editors are female.
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Library to sponsor art and feminism editing event - The Penn

Library to sponsor art and feminism editing event - The Penn | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Stabley Library will be hosting the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The event, which is in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center
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Edits for change: Pittsburgh's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon remedies the gender gap

Edits for change: Pittsburgh's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon remedies the gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh’s iteration of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon helps bridge a gender gap in articles by and for women in the arts.
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Feminists Plan Mass-Editing Party To ‘Correct’ Wikipedia

Feminists Plan Mass-Editing Party To ‘Correct’ Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The University of Colorado, Boulder is hosting a feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon to fix what it sees as a "gender gap" in Wikipedia's articles and resist the
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AGO Wikipedia edit-a-thon hopes to boost profile of female artists | Metro Toronto

AGO Wikipedia edit-a-thon hopes to boost profile of female artists | Metro Toronto | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Many Canadian female artists are lacking Wikipedia pages. An event at the Art Gallery of Ontario for International Women's Day aims to change that.
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Let’s Bring More Indian Women Scientists on Wikipedia, Shall We? 

Let’s Bring More Indian Women Scientists on Wikipedia, Shall We?  | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
An ‘Edit-a-thon’ aims to improve the representation of Indian women scientists on Wikipedia
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One Woman’s Brilliant “Fuck You” to Wikipedia Trolls

One Woman’s Brilliant “Fuck You” to Wikipedia Trolls | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
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7 librarians from Côte d’Ivoire edit women profiles on Wikipedia - Wiki Loves Women

7 librarians from Côte d’Ivoire edit women profiles on Wikipedia - Wiki Loves Women | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Understanding the gender gap on Wikipedia and more importantly, knowing how to bridge it, these were the goals of a workshop held on the 17 of January at Wikimedia Côte d’Ivoire headquarters in Abidjan. From 15 January to 03 February across the world, librarians are working to improve Wikipedia. During [...]
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A Party Where People Write Women into History, Literally | UN Dispatch

A Party Where People Write Women into History, Literally | UN Dispatch | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
What do Baton Rouge protestor Ieshia Evans, World War Two codebreaker Helen Nibouar, and Beyonce songwriter Carla Marie Williams have in common? Before 8th December they were not recognized in the world’s largest encylopedia, Wikipedia.  But after a record-breaking event organized by BBC they and over 400 other history-making women now have profiles available at …
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Famous women make mark on web thanks to marathon bid - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Famous women make mark on web thanks to marathon bid - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A 12-hour global editing marathon has broken the record for the highest number of entries about women added to Wikipedia in a single event, with more than 400 new or updated profiles.
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Wikipedia Wunderkind: Barbara Page helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics

Wikipedia Wunderkind: Barbara Page helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Barbara Page plumbs University of Pittsburgh archives and medical journals to research and write 52 articles on women’s health.
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Hundreds Of Women Just Got Added To Wikipedia: But Who Are They?

Hundreds Of Women Just Got Added To Wikipedia: But Who Are They? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The BBC launched the #100WomenWiki ​ event in 13 countries​, which saw contributors around the world, including Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney, add or update 400 Wikipedia profiles of women in just one day
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