Only 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are of women let's bridge the gender gap in the digital space!
The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take few minutes (from 30 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia portraits of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information.
No matter where you are in the world, all you have to do to join #WIKI4WOMEN is register here.
Thursday 8 March, celebration date of the International Women’s Day 2018, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, among other activities, will host over 150 contributors, UNESCO’s staff, members of Permanent Delegations, partners, representatives of civil society, students, and the general public to actively increase the number of Wikipedia profiles of women and help edit the gender gap on the Internet.
#WIKI4WOMEN is powered by UNESCO and Wikimedia Foundation, with the support of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform of the European Union, Iceland, Sweden, Fondation CHANEL and the French National Audiovisual Institute.
UNESCO considers gender equality as a fundamental human right, a building block for social justice and an economic necessity. It is a critical factor for the achievement of all internationally agreed development goals as well as a goal in and of itself.