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Gender gap task force
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Project WP:GGTF
Founded May 2013
Aims Examining the factors that affect women's interactions with Wikipedia, as editors and article subjects

The following is a selection of articles related to Wikipedia's gender gap. According to New York Magazine in 2014, "Wikipedia famously bears one of the starkest gender gaps in contemporary culture."[1] Estimates of the percentage of Wikipedians who are female range from 8.5 to 16.1 percent.[2]

The gender gap means not only that most articles are written by men, but that most of the content policies are too, including the notability and sourcing policies. These policies determine which articles about women can be hosted, and frame how they are written and sourced.

As of January 2015, just 15.5 percent of the 1,445,021 biographies on the English Wikipedia were of women. As a result of notability and sourcing issues, almost all Wikipedia's pre-20th-century biographies are of men.[3]

Forthcoming[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

December–October[edit]

Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, the Oracle Club, Queens, New York, June 2015

September–July[edit]

June–April[edit]

Wikipedia women's meeting in Palafrugell, Spain, March 2015

March–January[edit]

Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, Madrid, March 2015

2014[edit]

December–October[edit]

Women in STEM edit-a-thon, Austin, Texas, October 2014

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2013[edit]

December–October[edit]

Also available as: Steiner, Linda; Eckert, Stine (2013), "Wikipedia's gender gap", in Armstrong, Cory L., Media disparity: a gender battleground, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 87–98, ISBN 9780739181874. 

September–July[edit]

June–April[edit]

March–January[edit]

Women's history edit-a-thon at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, March 2013

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

Foreign-language articles[edit]

German
Italian
Spanish

Research[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

The following are also listed above.
Forthcoming
2016
2015


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kat Stoeffel, "Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Reluctantly", New York Magazine, 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ For 8.1 percent, "Wikipedia Editors' Survey", Wikimedia Foundation, April 2011, p. 2.

    For 16.1 percent, Benjamin Mako Hill, Aaron Shaw, "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation", PLOS ONE, 26 June 2013.

  3. ^ Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Filippo Menczer, "First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia", arXiv, 9 February 2015, p. 3.