Egypt - HerStory Digital Inclusion Week
HerStory is a youth-led initiative, supported by the UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) to produce and disseminate knowledge about gender equality issues and women and girls’ lives and contributions in the Arab region. HerStory as part of its Beijing +25 campaign organized a Wikipedia editathon focusing on women’s health during the 2019 ITU-UNESCO Digital Inclusion Week on 24 September 2019 at the Centennial Campus of the America University in Cairo, under the theme “Health, Education and Big Data for enhancing wellbeing”. HerStory volunteers edited, translated, researched and added articles on Arabic Wikipedia focusing on women and health and Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in particular to make this information accessible and written in a simple language.
Photo: UN Women/Emad Karim