#WikiGap campaign set to tackle gender gap on Wikipedia

Students and Wiki-editors from Riara university pose with the Deputy Ambassador Michael Hjelmåker and staff from the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The initiative was introduced in 2018 by Sweden in 54 of its embassies across the globe.
  • In Kenya, the Swedish embassy trained 28 volunteers on how to become WikiEditors.

As of 2018, there were four times more articles about men than there are about women on Wikipedia which is the world’s largest online and user generated encyclopaedia thus the gnawing female representation gap.

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