On March 8, 2018, The Czech Women’s Lobby joined the event WikiGap: Let’s Close the Internet Gender Gap which was organized by the Swedish Embassy with the support of Wikimedia Czech Republic, the Embassy of Canada to the Czech Republic and the United States Embassy in Prague.
The event took place at the American Center in Prague on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The aim of the event was to contribute to a more gender-equal Wikipedia. Currently 90% of Wikipedia´s content is created by men and there are four times more articles about men than about women.
The Czech Women’s lobby selected several inspirational women who deserve their own article:
Aedesia – philosopher of the Neoplatonic school
Františka Amerlingová – pedagogue, philanthropist of 19. century
Ludmila Šapošníkovová Auejská – the first Slovak female pilot
Nancy Bauer – current American feminist philosopher
Kristina Colloredo-Mansfeldová – countess, heir of the Colloredo-Mansfeld family
Beatrix Pospíšilová Čelková – a spy in the civil anti-fascist resistance of the Second World War
Miroslava Černá, Lenka Kuncová, Markéta Sidková – archer, bronze medalists at the Paralympics in Beijing
Miloslava Hrdličková-Šrámková – a journalist, engaged in the women's emancipation movement in the 1st half of the 20th century
Olga Hrubá – the exiled co-worker of Milada Horáková
Iva Kotrlá – writer and dissident
Ivanka Lefeuvre (dříve Hyblerová) – writer and dissident
Matylda Marie Peškova – educator and translator
Anna Řeháková – teacher and writer engaged in the women's emancipation movement in the 19th / 20th century
Sosipatra – ancient philosopher
Jaroslava Šiktancová – actress and dissident
Marie Švejdová – one of the convicted women in the 1950s.
Olga Taussky-Todd – famous mathematician
Zdena Tominová – writer and former speaker of Charter 77
Eva Trúda Vidlářová – the current Slovenian philosopher
Other women that should not be forgotten are those who have been victims of the Communist regime:
Dodal Petr Marek, BezKomunistů.cz
We have recommended several books containing information about important women:
BOUDNÍK, Jiří. České ženy bez hranic. Plzeň: Nava, 2013
FLODROVÁ, Milena a Miloš ŠENKÝŘ. Brno a Brňanky: povídání o zajímavých ženách spojených s minulostí i současností města Brna. 2015.
HELMICHOVÁ, Šárka. Statečné ženy, o kterých se málo ví. Praha: Ministerstvo obrany České republiky - Agentura vojenských informací a služeb, 2003.
LINKOVÁ, Marcela a Naďa STRAKOVÁ, ed. Bytová revolta: jak ženy dělaly disent. Praha: Academia, 2017.
NEUDORFLOVÁ, Marie L. České ženy v 19. století: úsilí a sny, úspěchy i zklamání na cestě k emancipaci. Praha: Janua, 1999.
UHROVÁ, Eva. Ženy, které uměly myslet i bez manžela. Praha: Krásná paní, 2009.
WAITHE, Mary Ellen, ed. A history of women philosophers. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1987.
During the WikiGap event, 18 new articles were created and 58 existing articles were improved. For more information about which articles were created and improved during the event WikiGap, click HERE.
For photos from the event click here.