The goal of a Wikipedia article is to create a comprehensive and neutrally written summary of existing mainstream knowledge about a topic. The goal of our Remarkable Women Series Wikipedia edit-a-thon is to showcase influential female role models and the inspiration they bring to young Africans.

Join the edit-a-thon:

  1. Create your wikipedia account before the edit-a-thon.

  2. Join the program on the event dashboard.

  3. Start editing!

We've included some quick video tutorials to help you along. More detailed step-by-step guidelines on becoming a Wikipedia editor are available here:

New to wikipedia editing? Don't be afraid to edit – anyone can edit almost every page, and we are encouraged to be bold! Find something that can be improved and make it better—for example, spelling, grammar, rewriting for readability, adding content, or removing non-constructive edits.


Remember – you can't break Wikipedia; all edits can be reversed, fixed or improved later. Wikipedia is allowed to be imperfect. So go ahead, edit an article and help make Wikipedia the best information source on the Internet!

Wikipedia does not have many hard-and-fast rules; but policies, guidelines, and formatting norms are developed by the community to describe best practices, clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise further our goals.

All editors are expected to follow general social norms. The Wikipedia community comprises people from many countries and cultures, with different views, perspectives, opinions, and backgrounds; in some cases these vary widely.


Editors should treat each other respectfully, work together collegially, and avoid behaviour that is regarded as unacceptable, disruptive, controversially one-sided, or cheating the system.