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1,4 million to counter gender gap

Globally, less than 15 % of Wikipedia editors are women. A project grant from The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) enables us to launch phase 2 of Growing the Female Ratio on Wikipedia!

Since autumn 2023, Wikimedia Norge has worked on the project Growing the Female Ratio on Wikipedia, and now we’re enabled to step up our efforts. Starting 2nd quarter of 2024 and up until the end of 2026, Bufdir will contribute a total of NOK 1 435 000 towards the costs of our project. We will grow the number of women that take part in the infrastructure of admins, mentors and contributors on the two Norwegian language versions of Wikipedia, in order to give content a more gender-balanced perspective.

We are planning training and networking activities. The target group consists of women in partnering organisations, GLAM and at colleges/universities, and of course experienced Wikipedians that can help others along. We will focus on Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim, where we have hosted individual activities in the past, but not been able to follow-up systematically over time.

Anne Sande is our Project Lead, with support from a reference group and other volunteers that already make substantial efforts to increase knowledge diversity on Wikipedia.

Read about the Wikipedia gender gap.

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