To improve content on women and to encourage female editorship, Wikipedia came up with the ‘Art & Feminism Campaign’. The idea is to conduct multiple edit-a-thons focused on improving content in Wikipedia on women and the arts. This usually happens in March (around women’s day) and in last couple of years the event has been organized in 17+ countries and 75+ locations.
This year, we plan to host one such edit-a-thon in Chennai (the first in India) on March 20 (Sunday). The aim is to bring together artists and Wikipedians to edit Wikipedia articles on women and the arts. The event will be a collaboration of people with subject matter expertise and those with familiarity of Wikipedia eco-system to address the common issue of gender gap.
The details about the event can be found here - Art And Feminism 2016 - Chennai Meetup
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly trans- and cis - gendered women, to be a part of this in-person, communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism.