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Wiki Women in Red – January meetup
January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia’s biographies were about women.
Founded in July 2015, WikiProject Women in Red has brought the figure up to 16.97%, as of 21 May 2017.
But that means, only 249,079 of Wikipedia’s 1,468,135 biographies are about women.
Not impressed? Neither are we. Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this series of meetups seeks to address it in a positive way.
In order to address this we run monthly informal Wiki meetups focused on improving Wikipedia’s representation of notable women; turning red-linked articles that don’t yet exist into blue clickable ones that do.
These are drop-in sessions so knowledge of Wikipedia editing does help. However, Wikipedia editing can be easy to pick up (as this 5 minute walkthrough demonstrates) and help will be available on the day.
The editing will focus on creating and improving the quality of articles about notable women on Wikipedia using source texts such as The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and create new role models for young and old alike!
The meetup on Friday January 26th will be in the ground floor training room (EW.10) of Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh. 2pm to 5pm. Open to all.