Wikimania 2016 - Content Gender Gap, an International Movement by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
From Ewan McAndrew on September 17th, 2016
Content gender gap (CGG) is a systemic bias issue affecting all language Wikipedias. A group of editors have addressed CGG on the English Wikipedia in a unique way, creating almost 9,000 new articles within the first 5.5 months of the group's existence. The objective of WikiProject Women in Red (WIR) is to turn "redlinks" into "blue links". Its scope includes women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. This presentation provides a historical perspective of CGG, an overview of WIR's history, strategy, processes, and then describes how to replicate WIR's success in other language Wikipedias, creating an international movement.
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with conferences, discussions, meetups, training and a hackathon. Hundreds of volunteer editors come together to learn about and discuss projects, approaches and issues.
Wikimania was in Esino Lario, Province of Lecco, Lombardy Region, Italy, on June 22–23 (pre-conference), 24–26 (main conference) and 27–28 (post-conference), 2016.