Participants in the Wiki Women project gather in Tel Aviv in December.
(photo credit: TAL DEKEL)
At 7 on a cold evening in mid-December, a dozen-and-a-half women (and a few men) gathered in a community center in Tel Aviv to talk, share ideas, discuss problems and solutions and even enjoy a fascinating lecture about the philosophy of science. This 21st-century version of a feminist “consciousness raising” meeting went several steps beyond merely raising awareness. The celebrants were marking a year of hard work on a project called Wiki Women, one of several projects in the country and around the world whose purpose is to recruit more women for Wikipedia writing and editing, and to lessen the enormous gender gap when it comes to Wikipedia page topics.
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