Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia. Knowledge is power, and Wikipedia has the potential to colour our view of the world. But there is great imbalance between men and women on the website, like in society at large.
Ninety per cent of those who add content to Wikipedia are men. There are four times as many articles about men as there are about women. The figures vary regionally, but no matter how you look at it, the picture is clear: the information about women is less extensive than that about men. Regardless of which language version of Wikipedia you read. We want to change this.
#WikiGap is an event that gathers people around the world to add more content to Wikipedia about women figures, experts and role models in various fields. Together, we want to bring about a more gender-equal internet – and a more gender-equal world.
*The Creative Commons licence ‘Attribution-ShareAlike’ means that you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material). However, you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. Read more at CC BY – SA 4.0.
Download the film here.
Not a part of an organisation, but still want to close the gender gap on Wikipedia?
Read more about how to become a Wikipedia editor here. If you want to edit the Swedish-language version of Wikipedia, watch this tutorial.
So far, almost 60 countries have taken part in #WikiGap. More than 1 800 participants have added or updated more than 13 000 Wikipedia articles on prominent women in more than 30 different languages.