Hi all!

As many of you probably know, WikiGap
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap> is organized annually around
International Women's Day 8 March. It is an initiative aiming to close the
gender gap in Wikipedia, and is organized as a cooperation between
Wikimedia Sverige, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Swedish
embassies and Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers around the world. It was
first organized in March 2018 and now we would like to do it for the third
time! We are planning to organize several Wikipedia edit-a-thons around 8
March 2020. The purpose of the edit-a-thons is to create more articles
about women, as a way of building a more gender-equal Internet and a more
gender-equal world (a manual can be found here

At this point, we have started the preparations for WikiGap 2020
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap>! I have reached out individually
to previous organizers, but if there are affiliates or volunteers who
haven't taken part in the initiative before but would like to – you still
have the chance! Feel free to reach out to me for any questions.

If there are previous organizers who I have missed to contact, feel free to
reach out then too! If you have already decided upon a date and started the
preparations, please fill in the Events
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiGap/2020/Events> list at Meta. In that
way, we know if you are planning an event and can reach out to you with
more information.

WikiGap Challenge and Photo Exhibition

As last year, we will also initiate a WikiGap Challenge, encouraging
article creation on women throughout the Spring. Last year, the winner Andriy
, from Ukrainian Wikipedia, got a Wikimania scholarship as a reward. The
challenge will be online and coordinated on Meta, as last year

For the first time this year, we are aiming to produce a photo exhibition,
in digital and physical form, to highlight several of the great articles
that have been written. Reach out to us if you have interest in hosting it!
Our preliminary idea is to produce it with A4 photos to print and text in
two languages, the original and English, besides.

*Eric Luth*
Project Manager, Wikimedia Sverige
+46 (0) 765 55 50 95

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