Only 18.2 percent of English Wikipedia biographies feature women. This number has increased by 2.7 percent in the past five years in part due to Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons – events in which participants work together to create and edit Wikipedia pages for notable women. These efforts increase the number of female role models and help to combat systemic gender biases.
Help us tackle Wikipedia's gender bias by joining us in-person (at the University California San Diego), through one of the thirteen global editing hubs/500 Women Scientist pods, or virtually (via Massive Science) on International Women's Day for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.
Participants will be creating and editing pages for notable women in academia at this half day long edit-a-thon. Don't know how to edit Wikipedia? Don't worry because we've got you covered – both the in-person and virtual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon feature experts who will teach you how to edit the encyclopedia.
To register for the UCSD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, head here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-womens-day-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-at-uc-san-diego-tickets-90275310885
To register for the Oxford Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, head here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-oxford-tickets-94619139393?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
To register for the Buenos Aires Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, head here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/editaton-de-wikipedia-en-buenos-aires-tickets-95909593175
To view the UCSD Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Live, check out our YouTube Livestream here: https://youtu.be/Qf2sDd-J8gA
Want to attend Massive Science's virtual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon? Sign up here: https://airtable.com/shrN60EtN4DZwNQ4Y