Wikigender launches in French

Seven years after creating the Wikigender portal in English, the OECD Development Centre launched the French version on 16 December 2015. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, International Francophone Organisation and the French Development Agency were among those associated with the launch.

French is one of the world’s most spoken languages and is particularly widespread in Africa, where there is a strong demand for gender-related information. The new portal allows users to exchange ideas, research and data in promoting gender equality and the rights of women and girls around the world. Users can edit and comment, and follow Wikigender on Facebook. Already there are more than 1 500 articles posted on the English language portal, and the addition of French will further this collaborative and interactive approach to informing better policies on gender.   

©OECD Observer No 305 Q1 2016 

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