FYI vía Junko Nakayama (Movement Strategy and Governance Facilitator,
A Rapid Fund supported Wikigap
yesterday in the fourth-largest city in Japan was covered by Mainichi
Newspaper <https://mainichi.jp/articles/20230729/k00/00m/040/232000c>, one
of Japan's four major nationwide newspapers. Translation below:
Title: Fewer "Female Greats" Listed in Wikipedia
Subtitle: Fukuoka citizens researched and editedOn the 29th, an* event was
held at the Fukuoka Prefectural Library in Higashi Ward,* Fukuoka City,
where participants wrote entries in the free Internet encyclopedia
"Wikipedia" to make the historical women active in Fukuoka widely known.
About 20 participants researched the achievements of six women in the Edo
and Meiji periods, including Osamu Takaba, a Confucian scholar and doctor,
using materials in the library and other places, and wrote about them in
Wikipedia.Wikipedia is characterized by the fact that anyone can write on
it, and the biographies and achievements of many people are listed.
However, only about 20% of women are listed compared to men.
Also, a recent Diff blog
a different edit-a-thon by the same grant project.
*Silvia Gutiérrez* (she/her)
Senior Program Officer, Libraries
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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