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Wikigender is a global online collaborative platform linking policymakers and experts from both developed and developing countries to find solutions to advance gender equality. It provides a centralised space for knowledge exchange on key emerging issues, with a strong focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular on SDG 5. Both English and French speakers worldwide can discuss current issues, relevant research and emerging trends on gender equality.
Wikigender places the spotlight on gender data and statistics as a complement to the Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) and the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), both developed by the OECD Development Centre.
Wikigender is also:
- An online community
- An inclusive platform
- An informative and participatory platform
- Dedicated to quality
An online community
Who is the community?
- Gender equality experts
- Gender and development practitioners
- Anyone passionate about gender equality issues
An inclusive platform
Wikigender aims to include as many new voices as possible in the discussion surrounding gender equality issues.
The platform is now available in French. It is the first online sharing platform to offer the Francophone community a centralised hub of information on gender and development. Topics covered in articles and online discussions are tailored to the Francophone gender and development community with a special focus on Africa. Genre en Action is a key partner in launching French Wikigender.
An informative and participatory platform
Wikigender facilitates communication within the Wikigender community through an intuitive interface with easy-to-find information. The OECD Development Centre authors most of the featured content but some sections are open to contributions from Wikigender community members.
Key information on gender statistics
Wikigender provides reliable information on gender data and statistics. This includes the Gender, Institutions and Development Database (GID-DB) and the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), both developed by the OECD Development Centre.
Learn about gender equality in your country: each country profile provides a snapshot of information on gender equality with key statistics and overall performance in the SIGI.
Read a wide range of articles on various thematic areas, such as: Education and Skills, Economy and Finance, Health and Well-Being, Legislation and Policy, Peace and Security, Science and Technology, Social Norms, Sustainable Development Goals, Violence Against Women, and many others.
- As a registered user you can update articles in the thematic areas to improve the information
- We welcome new articles. Submit yours to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access your Community Portal
A Community Portal centralises information on the latest gender equality events, news and reports. You can access the list of registered Wikigender members and discuss and exchange ideas and best practices in an exclusive forum.
Registered users can:
- Share information about gender-related events, news and latest reports
- Update articles in the thematic areas
- Participate in a forum to exchange on different topics
Wikigender organises regular online discussions on issues and emerging trends concerning gender equality and development. Experts in relevant fields moderate these discussions and main findings are presented at events organised by the OECD Development Centre.
Anyone (including non-registered users) can participate in these online discussions.
Wikigender University Programme
The Wikigender University Programme engages with students working on gender equality issues. The programme is unique in how it invites universities from around the globe to participate. Students have access to a dedicated forum and can contribute articles.
Members of the Wikigender University Programme can:
- Create new articles
- Update articles in the thematic areas
- Share information in the Community Portal
- Exchange ideas in a dedicated forum
Dedicated to quality
Quality defined every new article uploaded. The Wikigender team and our partners invite contributors adding new content or updating articles to follow these guidelines:
- Contributions should be different from what already exists on the site.
- Graphs, charts and tables should be clearly labelled and readable.
- Quotes, data and images should be referenced (as footnotes).
- Statistical language and jargon should be limited or directly linked to a definition or article explaining the terms (preferably on Wikigender).
- Links embedded in the article should be checked.
- Articles or comments with offensive material, advertising or links to external offensive or commercial websites are not permitted.
Wikigender reserves the right to delete any comment or article deemed offensive or inappropriate. For more information, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions.