The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take few minutes of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia portraits of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information.
No matter where you are in the world, all you have to do to join #WIKI4WOMEN is:
- Create an account on Wikipedia
- Start working on women profiles
- Choose your Wikipedia page
And don’t forget to register in UNESCO website to receive your #WIKI4WOMEN participation certificate and relevant updates about the campaign.
- Pragmatic, always in a rush - I complete an article (30 minutes)
- Meticulous Polyglot - I translate (between 30 and 60 minutes)
- Discerning Perfectionist - I enrich (between 1 and 2 hours)
- Persistent hardworker - I write a portrait (between 2 and 4 hours)
Thursday 8 March, celebration date of the International Women’s Day 2018, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will host over 150 contributors, UNESCO’s staff, members of Permanent Delegations, partners, representatives of civil society, students, and the general public to actively increase the number of Wikipedia profiles of women and help edit the gender gap on the Internet.
#WIKI4WOMEN is powered by UNESCO and Wikimedia Foundation, with the support of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform of the European Union, Iceland, Sweden, Fondation CHANEL and the French National Audiovisual Institute.
UNESCO considers gender equality as a fundamental human right, a building block for social justice and an economic necessity. It is a critical factor for the achievement of all internationally agreed development goals as well as a goal in and of itself.