Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of contributors were women*. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women and non-binary people.
Let’s change that.
To coincide with this year's Suffrage 125 celebrations, we invite you to Edit for Equity, a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons to increase the online presence of women and non-binary New Zealanders. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate.
Four Edit for Equity edit-a-thons took place during October, each with a different focus.
We are excited to invite you to a fifth event, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the first election where women were able to vote.
History: Wednesday 28 November
Register below, click the link above to read the Wiki page for each event, or submit the name of an awesome New Zealander who is currently un(der)represented on Wikipedia, so we can add them to our edit-a-thon list.
Edit for Equity is produced by ANTISTATIC in association with our partners, and is proudly supported by Ministry for Women's Suffrage 125 Community Fund. Email us with questions, to volunteer, or if you’d like to partner with us.