Did you know that there is a serious gender bias on Wikipedia, one of the world’s most-visited websites? Only 19% of the people profiled on Wikipedia are women. This means that many talented women (and their work) are not getting the recognition they deserve, as well as critically skewing perceptions about the contributions that women make to society.
Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are a wonderful (and fun!) way to combat this bias and make the internet just that little bit better.
Franklin Women is excited to be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on World Health Day, Thursday 7th April, to increase the online representation of women working in health and medical research.You don’t need any experience to participate as we will provide all the training you need and several experienced Wikipedians will be there to help you on the day. Editing Wikipedia might sound daunting but the platform is designed so that anyone can contribute, and you can do this in many different ways – from improving the quality of existing articles to adding a whole new page, it all makes a difference!
Location: The Sibyl Centre, The Women’s College, The University Of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2050
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