In March 2015, the Wikimedia Blog will focus on women and the gender gap on Wikipedia and
sister projects, to coincide with International Women's Day and related events such as
We aim to raise awareness about issues faced by women on our sites — and invite ideas for
solving them together, as part of the new Inspire Grants program that launches next week.
We are looking for a few more authors to write stories about practical solutions to this
important challenge, such as:
• reports on programs that seem to be addressing these issues successfully
• overview of the best research studies on this topic
• best practices for increasing diverse contributions
Here are some of the questions we hope to answer through this coverage:
• How are women contributing to our sites today?
• What can we do to support them more effectively?
• How can we get more articles written about women and women’s issues?
We will publish up to a dozen stories on this topic throughout the month, including:
• profiles of WikiWomen that are making exceptional contributions and changing our
• reports about worldwide edit-a-thons on International Women’s Day
• community picks of great articles and images about women on the wikis
Here are some of the stories now on our calendar for the month of March:
What are we missing? Would you like to submit a story on this topic?
If so, please respond on this list, or contact me directly — or better yet, post your
draft on the blog, after reviewing these guidelines:
We will be reviewing new submissions for this campaign until March 10th, 2015.
Learn more about this editorial campaign here:
We look forward to working with you to spread the word about this opportunity to grow and
diversify our movement.
Wikimedia Blog Editor
Movement Communications Manager