The Gender Gap on Wikipedia

  • Time: 16h00-16h30
  • Location: Auditorium
  • Level: Beginner
  • Type: Keynote

Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia anyone can edit. But why is this so much more appealing to men than to woman? According to recent research, Wikipedia editors identify themselves for 90% as men: only 9% are women. This imbalance produces an effect on both the quantity and the quality of the data on both Wikipedia and Wikidata. In our presentation, we will address both the effects of the Gender Gap, its presumed causes and the ways in which we hope to resolve it.

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Hello I'm Loraine Furter

Loraine Furter is a board member of Wikimedia Belgium and part of the collective Just For The Record, working on the gender gap on Wikipedia.

Loraine Furter

Board Member

Wikimedia Belgium

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Hello I'm Ciell

Ciell has been an admin on the Dutch Wikipedia for over 10 years and one of the females that joined forces in the Dutch gendergap project group.




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