#WikiWomenTz by Swedish Embasy in Tanzania!

Here's your chance to nominate remarkable women in Tanzania to be on Wikipedia! Aint this amazing! Nominate women  by using hashtag #WikiwomenTz 

 Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopaedia, and its content has the potential to colour our view of the world. But women are under-represented there, like in many other parts of society. We want to change this. Sweden is the first country in the world with a feminist foreign policy. The #Wikigap initiative and event is about realizing this policy in both word and deed. Sweden in Tanzania will bring the internet a little bit closer to being gender equal by organizing #WikiWomenTz, an effort to give Wikipedia more artucles written by and about Tanzanian women.Wikipedia is the world’s largest online and user-generated encyclopedia. Knowledge is power, and Wikipedia has the potential to colour our view of the world. But there is great imbalance between men and women on the website, like in society at large.Ninety per cent of those who add content to Wikipedia are men. There are four times more articles about men than women. The figures vary regionally, but no matter how you look at it, the picture is clear: the information about women is less extensive than that about men. Regardless of which language version of Wikipedia you read. We want to change this.#WikiGap is an event during which people around the world will gather to add more content to Wikipedia about women figures, experts and role models in various fields. With Sweden’s embassies as hosts, we are increasing the representation of women on Wikipedia. #WikiGap has already been planned in more than 30 countries, from Sweden to Vietnam, Egypt and Colombia.The Swedish embassy in Tanzania will of course do our part and contribute to articles being written about and by Tanzanian women. We will try to give Wikipedia more articles about Tanzanian women who are sport stars, scientists, tech entrepreneurs, politicians and active in parts of society traditionally dominated by men.This campain aims at highlighting women as professionals in Tanzania, by narrating stories of their lives challenges and trials they faced on their way to their successful careers that they are right now. Using the hashtag #WikiWomenTz we will gather suggestions to extend our list of Tanznaian women who deserve a page on Wikipedia but do not yet have one. We have engaged a bunch of talented women who will then write the articles and others to coach and help these authors in the process. On March 8th, Wikipedia will get a number of new articles in English and Kiswahili about, and written by, Tanzanian women. - SWEDISH EMBASSY TANZANIA