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Women of Skye | Wikipedia edit-a-thon

19 October 2018 until 20 October 2018
Portree Community Library

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Did you know that as of September 2018 only 17.77% of all English Wikipedia biographies are about women?

Or that a 2011 survey for the Wikimedia Foundation revealed less than 10% of its contributors were female?

Help us change this! Join us on the 19th and 20th October for a Wiki edit-a-thon where we will take a closer look at women of Skye, past and present and try to re-address some of the gender bias in Wikipedia.

With specially trained Wikipedia editors on hand, together we will research historical women who have been overlooked or undervalued and create or update Wikipedia entries in an attempt to shine a light on some of the achievements and stories of women of Skye.

Click on booking link to find out more and to reserve your spot!

We would encourage people of all gender identities and expressions to participate.

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Posted by: Shona Cameron

Joanna MacKinnon, was born in Balmeanach, Skye, in November 1878. She emigrated to New Zealand and became the country’s first Plunket nurse. MacKinnon is considered a central figure in the developing infant welfare movement in Dunedin and helped lay the

Joanna MacKinnon, was born in Balmeanach, Skye, in November 1878. She emigrated to New Zealand and became the country’s first Plunket nurse. MacKinnon is considered a central figure in the developing infant welfare movement in Dunedin and helped lay the