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08-07-2021

A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Promote Gender Equity in Ocean Science

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

Paris/FRA

Help bridge the digital gender gap on Wikipedia by highlighting the accomplishments of women and non-binary individuals in ocean science. You’ll get a crash course on Wikipedia editing, and in turn we’re asking you to edit for a good cause.

To achieve its ambitions, the Ocean Decade needs to cut across geographies, cultures and generations, and recognize and address gender disparities in ocean science for long-lasting and impactful change. Although women and non-binary persons are under-represented in ocean sciences, their accomplishments are even less represented in both print media and online. A continued effort to ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness in ocean science is essential to unlock opportunities and foster the much-needed transformation in ocean science. This edit-a-thon will empower volunteers who want to contribute to promoting the stories and accomplishments of women and non-binary individuals in ocean science by increasing the visibility of these people online. 


Speakers: Andrea White, Zdena Willis, Anya Waite, Emily Choy, Jasmin Graham, Melissa Christina Marquez, Farah Qaiser 

Satellite Activity time: 8 July, 8:00 - 11:00 pm CEST

Event website and registration: https://womeninstem.ingeniumcanada.org/ocean-decade/



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