The first workshop to write Wikipedia pages about women and events in the Romanian history of women's emancipation took place on July 19, 2022, in Cluj Napoca. The event was organized within the EGALIS project: Gender equality through social change and education.
The workshop was attended by 14 young people aged between 17 and 25, eager to learn more about gender equality, feminist movements internationally and in Romania, but also what Wikipedia is and how they can contribute, through this online platform, to spread knowledge on various topics of interest.
In the following weeks, under the coordination of the project team, the 14 participants will create or complete Wikipedia pages of female personalities such as Constanța Dunca-Șchiau (1843 - 1923), feminist and writer; Zsófia Torma (1832 - 1899), archaeologist, anthropologist and paleontologist; Maria Baiulescu (1860 - 1941), activist for the emancipation of women and writer; Calypso Botez (1880–1933), activist for women's rights or Sylvia Hoişie (1928 - 2022), the inventor of polydine. Young people will also create or complete Wikipedia pages about organizations such as the Reunion of Women in Brasov (founded in 1850, the first women's organization in Transylvania) or the Union of Working Women (founded in 1930, with branches across the country), as well as Wikipedia pages about current movements, for example a page about the anarcho-feminist movement in Romania.
The event is part of the project "EGALIS: Gender equality through social change and education", developed by the Partnership for Equality Center, in partnership with the Front Association, AnA - the Scientific Society for Feminist Analysis, ACTEDO - the Action Center for Equality and Rights Association Man, PLURAL Association and SEX vs The STORK Association, with financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021.
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