The Wikimedia vision is a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. 

Yet, Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects do not currently reflect the world’s diversity. Specifically, our projects are largely missing the histories, stories, and contexts of: women and nonbinary people; those within the LGBTQI+ community; people with disabilities; and those within the global majority, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, and people of color. (See research about gaps in representation on Wikimedia projects.)

To achieve our vision, we need to realize knowledge equity, a central pillar of the Wikimedia movement’s 2030 strategy. Knowledge equity calls us to welcome people from every background. It calls us to actively remove social, political, and technical barriers that prevent people from both accessing and contributing to free knowledge.  It calls us to make Wikipedia and its companion free knowledge projects more welcoming and representative of communities that have been overlooked and oppressed by systems of power and privilege.

Knowledge equity is imperative for our movement to thrive, and it is our collective priority to achieve it. There is still much work to do, and we acknowledge that big gaps still exist. The Wikimedia movement is however taking important steps to improve the diversity of contributors and content on Wikimedia projects. We invite you to learn about this work, get involved, and push it forward.

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