Hi Asaf,

I asked Ganesh Paudel, one of the veteran Nepali Wikipedians, to know their
story behind such astonishing statistics (48% women biographies). Here is
what he said:

'We have been conducting WikiWomen editathon since march 2013. That was
focused to increase quality n quantity of women related issues. This
focused approach might have grown the contents.'



Thanks.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 1:14 AM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hullo everyone.
>
> I was asked by a volunteer for help getting stats on the gender gap in
> content on a certain Wikipedia, and came up with simple Wikidata Query
> Service[1] queries that pulled the total number of articles on a given
> Wikipedia about men and about women, to calculate *the proportion of
> articles about women out of all articles about humans*.
>
> Then I was curious about how that wiki compared to other wikis, so I ran
> the queries on a bunch of languages, and gathered the results into a table,
> here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/Content_gap
>
> (please see the *caveat* there.)
>
> I don't have time to fully write-up everything I find interesting in those
> results, but I will quickly point out the following:
>
> 1. The Nepali statistic is simply astonishing! There must be a story
> there.  I'm keen on learning more about this, if anyone can shed light.
>
> 2. Evidently, ~13%-17% seems like a robust average of the proportion of
> articles about women among all biographies.
>
> 3. among the top 10 largest wikis, Japanese is the least imbalanced.  Good
> job, Japanese Wikipedians!  I wonder if you have a good sense of what
> drives this relatively better balance. (my instinctive guess is pop culture
> coverage.)
>
> 4. among the top 10 largest wikis, Russian is the most imbalanced.
>
> 5. I intend to re-generate these stats every two months or so, to
> eventually have some sense of trends and changes.
>
> 6. Your efforts, particularly on small-to-medium wikis, can really make a
> dent in these numbers!  For example, it seems I am personally
> responsible[2] for almost 1% of the coverage of women on Hebrew Wikipedia!
> :)
>
> 7. I encourage you to share these numbers with your communities.  Perhaps
> you'd like to overtake the wiki just above yours? :)
>
> 8. I'm happy to add additional languages to the table, by request.  Or you
> can do it yourself, too. :)
>
>    A.
>
> [1] https://query.wikidata.org/
> [2] Yay #100wikidays :) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/100wikidays
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