Wikipedia has become an important source of information for millions of people around the world, with more than 54,950,294 articles in 314 languages. As a collaboratively and voluntarily written source, it is open to receiving contributions from everyone, but only a small percentage of its readers become editors and writers. Are you one of them?
Did you know that the majority of Wikipedia contributors are male and that there is a huge gender gap in their posts? Biographies of women and LGBTI + people continue to be dramatically underrepresented in almost all languages ??on Wikipedia, including Spanish and Basque. It is also not unusual to read their stories in (hetero) sexist language. Let’s get together and change that!
We are organizing a digital activism marathon to edit Wikipedia in basque to:
- see more biographies of pioneering and leading women and LGBTI + people,
- correct unfounded and (hetero) sexist information in existing articles,
- And raise awareness on how we can make Wikipedia more inclusive!
Join us on November 10, from 9 a.m. at 11 a.m., Madrid time, where we will:
- Learn to edit Wikipedia in different European languages ??through Wikimedia Local User Groups,
- Learn to find accurate and non-sexist information on the Internet from the data verification tool of the Turkish organization Teyit.org,
- Keep editing Wikipedia for a week and increase the impact of feminist and queer activism!
As long as some of the most inspiring stories of human creativity are missing, Wikipedia and the world will remain superficial.
With your contributions, we can make Wikipedia more equitable, inclusive and exciting!
Let’s claim our stories!