Camp/Why

In the wiki world, it is well known that the number of women who contribute to Wikipedia is much smaller than the number of men. For example, the data from the English Wikipedia, which is also the biggest one, are showing that just ~12% of editors are women. For Wikipedia on other languages we usually don't have any specific data, but the estimations are that that percent is even smaller. The gender gap is present in two ways: in the sense of content on Wikipedia, and also in the sense of people who are editing it. This situation is very expressed and mutual to Wikipedias in every language from the Balkans and the region.

Considering what is said above, Wiki Women Camp is supposed to educate and encourage women to edit Wikipedia so they could later contribute in their own language. We aim to work on overcoming the gender gap on Wikipedia in Serbian and Albanian languages and to make stronger connections within the region. During the Camp we will be foccusing on the talks about the current situation, we will share the experiences from our own local communities and together suggest the ways of reducing the gender gap.