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Welcome to WikiGap at KTH library!

There are around four times more articles about men than there are about women on Wikipedia. Together with Wikimedia and the KTH library, we are closing the internet gender gap. The theme will be women in science, innovation, technology, environment and architecture.

The event is open to all students and employees at KTH

Time: Tue 2021-05-18 14.00 - 17.00

Location: Zoom/ Registration is required

Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia. Its content has the potential to colour our view of the world. But there is great imbalance on Wikipedia, like in society at large. Ninety per cent of those who add content are men. There are more than four times as many articles about men as there are about women. The figures vary regionally, but the picture is clear: the information about women is less extensive than the information about men. We want to change this.

On the 18th of May we will arrange a Wikigap event to help close the gender internet gap. The event will be held in English with the help of volunteers from Wikimedia Sweden. You decide what language you want to write in, but keep in mind that it is generally harder to get articles published in the English Wikipedia than in for example the Swedish one. Please use the following tags: #Wikigap  and #WikigapKTH

Schedule:

  • Introduction to event and Wikipedia editing  
  •  Finding reliable sources – KTH library
  • Writing and editing in Wikipedia with the support of Wikimedia volunteers  

We encourage you to create an account before the event. Create account here  

The organizers do not influence or take responsibility for the content that is produced by the participants during Wikigap. Everything that is written by the Wikigap participants goes through the same quality control as other content on Wikipedia, which means that you cannot write articles about yourself or your organization (conflict of interests) and you have to cite reliable sources.