Explore the Decade


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

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency


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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