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Wikimedia Foundation releases gender equity report

In April 2017, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Resources team launched the Gender Diversity Mapping Project to gather feedback from Wikimedians at the forefront of gender equity efforts in the Wikimedia movement.  Our plan was to identify active movement leaders and document what they have learned from their work so far.  We had three goals in….

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Editatona wins the 2018 FRIDA award

You can read this post in the original Spanish on Wikimedia Mexico’s blog. Editatona, Wikimedia Mexico’s initiative to reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, won the 2018 Premio del Fondo Regional para la Innovación Digital en América Latina y el Caribe (abbreviated FRIDA, and translated as “Award for the Regional Fund for Digital….

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Meet the scientist working to increase the number of underrepresented scientists and engineers on Wikipedia

By day, Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist best known for her work on “polymer-based, circularly polarising, light-emitting diodes.” But in the evenings (and on the weekends, and as other time permits) Dr. Wade is a strong advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM subjects, speaking at conferences and starting a campaign on Wikipedia to promote more early-career women….

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The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia's gender gap.

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Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.

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“I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.

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The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.

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What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here's what we learned from this pilot.