London Mayor and Wikipedia join forces to challenge gender inequality online

The Mayor of London has joined forces with Wikipedia and Bloomberg to tackle the significant problem of gender inequality online. As part of his gender equality campaign, #BehindEveryGreatCity, Sadiq has brought together secondary school girls from across London, women from the tech industry and Wikipedia’s experts to create a burst of new Wikipedia pages about women, and to call on the tech industry to help more women and girls to get involved. It comes after Wikipedia revealed that 83 per cent of its biographies are about men and that 85…

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Worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon writes unsung women heroes into history

Less than 20% of Wikipedia biographies feature women Hundreds of online activists from more than 20 countries will edit and fill the “glaring gap” of women human rights defenders on the global encyclopaedia People across the world took to the internet on the 19 and 20 May to write women human rights defenders into history as part of Amnesty International’s first worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BRAVE:Edit, in collaboration with Wikimedia (Wikipedia’s non-profit organisation), will see hundreds of activists from more than 20 countries take to the global encyclopaedia to upload biographies…

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