Women and girls play an important role across every aspect of society. Across political, economic, social and cultural life, women and girls continue to contribute greatly to our collective human experience. And in this past year, women have continued to step up for their families and communities with huge contributions in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But according to the Global Media Monitoring Project, only 1 out of 4 people featured in news and 1 out of 5 interviewed “experts” are women. Even on Wikipedia, only 20% of the over 1.7 million biographies on the site are about women.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Global Citizen is partnering with the UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and Wikimedia Sweden to help change that and fill the #WikiGap.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Global Citizen is partnering with the United Nations Population Fund and Wikimedia Sweden to help change that and fill the #WikiGap.
We are calling on all Global Citizens to nominate notable women to be featured in new Wikipedia biography entries. We want to hear about the amazing women engaging in public life around the world — the unsung heroes that are making positive impacts on the world and whom others need to know about!
Submit your nomination of a notable public individual along with an online link to publicly available information about them. We will share your nominations with Wikimedia experts and volunteers who will add to their amazing online database to help journalists and researchers support better representation of women in their work.