For International Women’s Day 2024, we released the 3rd episode of the Wikimedia Community Ireland Podcast as part of the Wikipedia Celebrate Women Campaign. 

Wikimedia Community Ireland is proudly a female-majority team. Join Sophie Fitzpatrick, our Project and Communications Manager in conversation with Amy O’Riordan, the Irish Language Officer to explore the WikiWoman Erasmus + project in celebration of International Women’s Day 2024.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspire Inclusion”  which prompts us to reimagine a world free from gender bias. This aligns with our Wiki Celebrate Women Campaign. This episode uncovers the challenges of the gender gap on Wikipedia, where less than 20% of biographies feature women and non-binary individuals.

Learn more about the Gender Gap on Wikipedia here.

We also explore the ongoing WikiWomen Erasmus+ project which is a collaboration with partners in Ireland, the Basque Country, and Friesland, to address gaps in participation and content bringing minority languages and women’s representation together in the classroom. Amy shares her experience in creating multilingual educational toolkits as part of the project and the next steps. We also discuss the importance of fostering language activism and promoting inclusivity through active Wikipedia work.

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