Thanks for sharing this Mia!  Îm really glad to read that it can be an ongoing 
project and not just an equality token on March, 8. 

I have a question: do you have a budget for transportation for people who want 
to attend and babysitting facilities? 
Could it be possible for organizers to get a volunteering certificate from the 
sweedish embassy as a  kind of aknowledgement of the work done? 

Thank you for your commitment on these issues!

Kind regards,

Natacha / Nattes à chat 

> Le 21 févr. 2019 à 16:19, Mia Jacobsson <> a écrit :
> WikiGap 8 March 2019
> WikiGap is an initiative taken to close the gender gap and other gaps
> relevant for diversity of Wikipedia. The initiative is made possible by a
> cooperation between Wikimedia Sverige, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign
> Affairs, Swedish embassies and Wikimedia affiliates, volunteers and local
> organizations around the world. WikiGap was first organized in March 2018
> and now we would like to do it again. We are planning to organize several
> Wikipedia edit-a-thons during 8 March 2019. The purpose of the edit-a-thons
> is to create more articles about women to achieve a more gender-equal
> Internet – and a more gender-equal world and by doing so reduce the gender
> gap a bit.
> The 8 March is just the starting point of the campaign. If the embassy,
> your local partner and you finds a better date to cooperate and implement a
> WikiGap event during 2019 then that also works.
> Main page on Meta:
> The background to WikiGap 2019
> The initiative started in March 2017 with a sister edit-a-thon in four
> languages between the Swedish embassy in New Delhi and Stockholm
> During 2017 the Swedish embassies in Pretoria and Washington DC also
> successfully hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thons with Wikimedia chapters. In 2018
> The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wanted to increase outreach and the number
> of partnering Wikimedia affiliates and we decided to implement WikiGap 2018
> together.
> Together with the Ministry we have developed a toolkit for how embassies
> should organise Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and they are committed to surfacing
> the achievements of women in the world’s largest encyclopedia, in
> partnership with Wikimedia affiliates and other local organisations.
> Changes from previous year
> This year we’re also going to have an online-competition which is called
> the WikiGap Challenge during the first month of WikiGap.
> The WikiGap Challenge is an attempt to connect the individual events with
> each other. It is also a possibility for the organizing Wikimedia
> organizations and volunteers to highlight important women from their
> context that they believe deserve articles on multiple languages.
> More information about the contest will be shared with local organizers
> shortly
> and on the WikiGap Campaign portal on Meta.
> How you can join?
> The WikiGap invites broad and diverse participation, just like last year,
> and allows for local adaptations to the theme. If you think that you have
> an interest in taking part of WikiGap but have any questions about the
> implementation you can either contact the Swedish embassy in your country,
> they have all the material that you need to make this event a success, or
> you can send me a question – I’m more than happy to help you sort out some
> question marks.I will be out of office February 25 to March 4 so please
> send a copy of your request to and someone at the office
> will get back to you as soon as possible.
> If you don’t think that you will be the main organizer of WikiGap in your
> country or if you are a part of a larger team, I, as part of coordinating
> the WikiGap, would like you to please help share this information with the
> right individuals.
> Are you interested in taking part of WikiGap 2019?
> Please send me an email to confirm your interest. At the WikiGap portal
> <> on Meta you can find a list of
> WikiGap events <>. Use this
> space to find events and share details of your own WikiGap event, such as
> user name of the organizer(s), your local theme and if you’re merging the
> event with other wiki initiatives.
> Here you will find some more information about WikiGap:
> Join WikiGap on Programs & Events Dashboard to show impact
> We also have a WikiGap campaign 2019
> <>
> up on Programs & Events dashboard
> <> to
> facilitate running and keeping track of all events on various language
> version. Please go in there and register your event as soon as possible.
> Please help us spread the word about WikiGap.
> Best Regards,
> Mia Jacobsson
> Wikimedia Sverige
> Coordinator for WikiGap 2019
> -- 
> *Mia Jacobsson*
> Projektledare utbildning och lärande
> Wikimedia Sverige
> Phone: +46(0)73-383 26 70
> Email:
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