Welcome to Wikigap at KTH!
Come to the library at KTH on International Women’s Day and be a part of WikiGap and the Swedish edit-a-ton. We will hear from Efraim Gomez, Head of UN Policy Department and Associate Professor, Nina Wormbs as we make Internet more equal.
Time: Fri 2019-03-08 13.30 - 18.30
Location: KTH Bibliotek
More than 80% of all biographies on Wikipedia are about men. Therefore the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Wikimedia Sweden organize edit-a-thons around the world to fill Wikipedia with more information about prominent women. The action is a part of the Swedish feminist foreign politics. Read more about the campaign on www.swemfa.se/wikigap
Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Wikimedia, KTH is arranging an edit-a-thon that will last for 4 hours between 14:00 and 18:00 and end with a mingle, where we gather and review the results. We will work in teams of about 4-5 people using a volunteer from Wikimedia to guide the work.
To take part in the edit-a-ton register here
1:30-2:00PM Briefing for participants of the edit-a-thon
2:00-2:30PM Efraim Gomez from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who worked with gender equality linked to peace and security at the UN Security Council, Associate Professor Nina Wormbs, and John Andersson from Wikimedia
2:30 to 6:00PM Edit-a-ton to make Wikipedia more equal
6:00-6:30PM Mingel for the participants
The opening of the edit-a-thon
Welcome to the opening of Wikigap where Efraim Gomez from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who worked with gender equality linked to peace and security at the UN Security Council, Associate Professor Nina Wormbs, and John Andersson from Wikimedia take part. The opening is an open event which takes place in the main library hall at 2.00 PM. The opening of the event will be held in English.
Participate in the WikiGap competition
WikiGap 2019 starts on International Women's Day, March 8th. It will also be the start of an international online competition that will last during 1 month. The volunteers participating in WikiGap between March 8th and April 8th collect points when they contribute to increasing the representation of women on Wikipedia. The WikiGap volunteer who has the most points at the end of the competition wins a gratitude prize in the form of a diploma signed by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. The competition is completely voluntary and you can still participate in the edit-a-thon on March 8th without participating in the competition.
Organizers do not influence or take responsible for the content produced by the volunteer writers under WikiGap. Everything written by WikiGap volunteers undergoes the same quality control as other content on Wikipedia, which means, among other things, that you can not write articles about yourself or your organization (conflict of interest) and must be able to refer to credible sources.