THURSDAY 8 MARCH
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 a few minutes (from 10 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles 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:
- create an account on Wikipedia
- start working on women profiles:
Chose your Wikipedia page:
And don’t forget to register below to receive your #WIKI4WOMEN participation certificate and relevant updates about the campaign.
- Pragmatic, always in a rush - I complete an article (30 minutes)
- Meticulous Polyglot - I translate (between 30 and 60 minutes)
- Discerning Perfectionist - I enrich (between 1 and 2 hours)
- Persistent hardworker - I write a portrait (between 2 and 4 hours)
150 contributors at UNESCO's Headquarters, Paris
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 bridge 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, French National Audiovisual Institute and France Medias Monde.
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.