Under the tagline “Give her a voice”, the #SheSaid campaign was started in 2020 in order to elevate the voices of notable women on Wikiquote in different languages. After 3 editions, the drive has resulted in 7376 new or improved articles.
When first launched, the campaign resulted in +867 new or improved articles in 7 languages. This year, 13 communities participated in the campaign with more than 3810 new articles created and more than 1199 improved articles in 11 languages: Italian, Ukrainian, French, English, Spanish, Catalan, Bangali, Igbo, Philippines, Tagalog and German. This puts on ice that more than 3810 women are now featured on Wikiquote.
The winning community this year is the Italian community with more than 919 new articles created and more than 293 articles improved.
A special mention goes to Camelia Boban (user:camelia.boban), chair and co-founder of the WikiDonne user group, one of the most active user groups of the #SheSaid campaign. Mostly active in the Italian Wikipedia, Camelia is always supporting the Women and GenderGap projects of the Wikimedia community.
A big Tthank you to Camelia.
Next, in order of articles created, come the English and the Ukrainian communities. The following are the statistics of all the participating languages in 2022:
- Italian 919 created, 293 articles improved
- Ukrainian : 270 created, 83 improved
- French : 89 created, 19 improved
- Spanish : 124 created, 8 improved
- English : 863 created, 137 improved
- Catalan : 13 created, 3 improved
- Bengali : 6 created, 2 improved
- Igbo : 219 created, 9 improved
- Philippines : 183 created, 252 improved
- Tagalog : 1120 created or imported, 394 improved
- German : 10 created, 1 improved
SheSaid is mainly an online drive. However, some communities take this opportunity to meet in person to add their contributions and train their community. 9 communities across Africa participated in in-person events during the SheSaid drive period.
This is an excellent effort by our Wikimedian community! And we are especially proud of the Wiki Loves Women Focus Group members in Botswana, Cameroon, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
There are still significant strides that need to be taken to balance the representation of gender on Wikiquote.
For SheSaid 2023, we need you to be involved! More voices still need to be heard! Give her a voice, join us here.