When :from Friday 8 March, 2019 09:00 to Saturday 9 March, 2019 18:55
Type of event :Special Event
Where :7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France
Contact :Jewel Goode: firstname.lastname@example.org
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take a few minutes of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles of women who have excelled in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information.
Throughout the world, women continue to make significant contributions to society, but they are nearly invisible in the digital sphere. With active participation, we can increase the number of women’s profiles. Together we will write the stories of overlooked women to promote gender equality.
On 8 March, UNESCO's field offices and its Headquarters in Paris will host contributors, including UNESCO’s staff, members of Permanent Delegations, partners, representatives of civil society, students, and the general public. Join us in Paris, Bangkok, New Delhi, Almaty, Cairo, Lima, Buenos Aires and online to actively increase the number of Wikipedia profiles of women.
#WIKI4WOMEN is an initiative led by UNESCO and Wikimedia, with the support of Canada, Iceland, Republic of Korea the Fondation CHANEL, ENGIE, the New York Times, France Médias Monde and the Journée de la Femme Digitale.
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.