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"Edit-a-thon" - an event organized to eliminate gender inequalities on International Women's Day

March 05, 2020

During five years of activity, GirlsGoIT has organized a series of events, aimed at enhancing the highest level of ambition for girls and women who want a career in IT, whether they are just starting out or want to evolve in the profession already practiced.

"Edit-a-thon" is among the special initiatives of our program, which are organized on March 8 with the aim of removing stereotypes and highlighting gender inequalities on International Women's Day.

GirlsGoIT invites young people to an "editing marathon" to create, edit, translate pages on Wikipedia dedicated to women who have played a key role in STEAM and have made significant contributions in areas such as education, science, culture and communication.

According to UNESCO, only 17% of all biographies published on Wikipedia are dedicated to women, and 8.5% of those who edit / publish information are women.

The main objective of the event is to combat Wikipedia's well-documented gender difference, while also increasing the number of women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

Details of the event:
Date: March 8, 2020
Location: Pretura Buiucani
Time: 12.00

If you are interested, you can register for the event by completing the form. Later, you will receive feedback on "edit-a-thon" and you will be informed about future events.

The event was organized by TEKEDU, through the GirlsGoIT program and supported Ellation, Crunchyroll and FRIDA.

Our friends from Ellation and Crunchyroll have been supporting GirlsGoIT for over 4 years. They are a dynamic company with roots in Silicon Valley. Being part of Otter Media, a company owned by Warner Media, it works with the latest technologies to define new trends in media consumption. Ellation's mission is to create great products for fans of anime and manga. Ellation is also the "parent company" for the Crunchyroll brand, a leader in the anime and manga industry (a service also available to Moldovan fans).