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March WikiGap kicks off: let’s get more women on Wikipedia

Women make up only 10% of all Wikipedia editors. For every one article by a woman, there are 5 by a man. That’s why Wikimedia Czech Republic, in collaboration with other partners, is organising WikiGap 2022. The month-long challenge kicks off on 1 March and aims to change the gender imbalance on the world’s largest online encyclopedia.

The fourth annual WikiGap event takes the form of a month-long challenge to create articles about women and by women. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, so anyone can get involved. Just add the hashtag #WikiGap2022 in the edit summary box. For those who can’t edit, the association has prepared several free online and offline events to help them.

Editathons (editing marathons) will take place:

  • March 10, 2022, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Editathon at the American Center in Prague (you can participate online via Zoom)
  • March 20 2022 Weekend online editathon via Zoom
  • March 30: Wiki Gap in Brno at the Moravian Library (online participation possible via Zoom)
 

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