It’s Maastricht’s first WikiGap!
CELL FOUNDATION is organizing a day of action to close the gender gap on Wikipedia, as part of our mission to reduce divisive stereotypes in educational media. Events like ours are taking place around the globe to fix this imbalance in the world’s largest encyclopaedia.
March 8th is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and we want to celebrate! CELL’s ‘edit-a-thon’ party is the perfect way to have fun while making an impact. Join us at THE STUDENT HOTEL in Maastricht for ping pong, instagramming, and editing! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day to the best edits, translations, and brand new pages created on Wikipedia.
DRINKS AND PIZZA are on us! Everything will be ready for you to find inspiration, join the movement and enjoy Maastricht’s first #WikiGap event.
MAASTRICHT IS AWESOME! Together, we will put Maastricht’s pin in the map of the worldwide #WikiGap movement. Let’s make this happen and show the word we are an amazing city contributing to a great cause.
What’s the WikiGap?
Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia, suffers from a huge gender imbalance in its content and content creators. Two years ago, the Government of Sweden initiated the #WikiGap movement to close this knowledge and culture gap. A #WikiGap ‘edit-a-thon’ is event where everyone is invited to come together with their laptops to edit or translate articles, or write new ones, about women who are missing from Wikipedia.
1- Author gap
This gap can be closed by women only. Wikipedia needs women to edit, translate and create new articles.
2- Article gap
This gap can be closed by anyone. Did you know that only 20% of Wikipedia articles are about women? If you know an artist, politician, or any woman with a great story that should be shared with the world, here is your chance to write about her.
What - When - Where
What: Wikipedia edit-a-thon