...and bring your computer

Just take your laptop or tablet (and chargers!) and stop by The Student Hotel in Maastricht (Sphinxcour 9A, 6211 XZ Maastricht) from 12:00 - 18:00. Dedicate as much or as little time as you want. Have a coffee and learn more about the movement. CELL FOUNDATION's first #WikiGap event launches with a a great cause, pizza, drinks and good music. Celebrate International Women's Day at a fun place (The Student Hotel Maastricht) and in great company.

All participants should create an editing account on Wikipedia and then register on our event’s own Wikipedia page by adding your name to the Participant's list, you can register here.

If you have trouble registering, don't worry! Just email us at info@cell.foundation or get help from us on the day of the event.

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Edit a Wikipedia article

The easiest and quickest way that you can make an impact on the #WikiGap is by editing or adding content to an existing Wikipedia article about a leading woman. Simply find the profile of a great woman on Wikipedia with whom you are familiar and improve the language or add details which are missing. If you are a woman, then any edits you make will help us reduce the author gap!

The participant who edits the most number of pages will receive a prize at the end of the 'edit-a-thon'!

Don't make any other plans and reserve an hour or two for Maastricht's first #WikiGap event. We'll provide the drinks, food, good music and a good cause. See you there, remember: Student Hotel Maastricht, Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00 to 18:00.

All participants should create an editing account on Wikipedia and then register on our event’s own Wikipedia page by adding your name to the Participant's list, you can register here.

If you have trouble registering, don't worry! Just email us at info@cell.foundation or get help from us on the day of the event.

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Create new articles

That's right, we want you to create brand new articles on Wikipedia about leading women! This may take more time than editing or translating existing pages, but it will surely have the greatest impact.

Before the event, explore Wikipedia and identify a few leading women who are missing. Can't find one, visit our Wikipedia event page for suggestions. Then, do some online research about her and come with a few lines of text and links to your sources. At our #WikiGap event, we can help you transform this into a brand new page.

The participants who create the best new page and the most number of new pages will receive prizes at the end of the 'edit-a-thon'!

Don't make any other plans and reserve an hour or two for Maastricht's first #WikiGap event. We'll provide the drinks, food, good music and a good cause. See you there, remember: Student Hotel Maastricht, Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00 to 18:00.

All participants should create an editing account on Wikipedia and then register on our event’s own Wikipedia page by adding your name to the Participant's list, you can register here.

If you have trouble registering, don't worry! Just email us at info@cell.foundation or get help from us on the day of the event.

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CELL FOUNDATION & #WIKIGAP MAASTRICHT

CELL FOUNDATION's mission is to reduce divisive stereotypes and discriminatory content in school textbooks and other learning resources. We have detected a clear gender imbalance in the way the world's largest online encyclopedia has been constructed, a problem that creates a biased understanding of history by millions of students around the world.

Bringing the first #WikiGap event to the city of Maastricht is a 'must' for two main reasons: 1- It's in our foundation's spirit to reduce all forms of divisive learning and 2- We are a part of the Limburg community and, therefore, we are dedicated to the educational and cultural development of our region and the city of Maastricht.

#WikiGap is a campaign that gathers people around the world to add more content to Wikipedia about women experts, public figures and role models in various fields. We know this will be the first of many #WikiGap events in Maastricht and we are convinced our city will work hard to close this unacceptable educational and cultural gap and to bring about a more gender-equal internet.



Nr. Of Participants
40
Pages
30
Languages
7

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