Wikipediaisoneofthemostwidelyusedinformation sources in the world. Although one of the guiding pillars of this digital platform is ensuring access to the diversity of human knowledge from a neutral point of view, there is a clear and persistent gender bias in terms of content about orcontributedbywomen.Thechallengeistoinclude women as equal partners in the public sphere, in which Wikipedia is developing a central role as the most used educational resource among students, professionals, and
many other profiles.
In this paper, we introduce the gender perspective in the analysis of the gender gap on the content and participation of women in Wikipedia. While most studies focus on one of thetwodimensionsinwhichthegender gap has been observed,wereviewbothapproachestoprovidean overview of the available evidence. Firstly we introduce how thegendergapisframedbytheWikimediaMovement strategy, then we evaluate the gender gap on content and participation, especially regarding editor practices. Finally, we provide some insights to broaden the discussion about theconsequencesofnotaddressingthegender gap in Wikipedia, and we provide some research topics that can support the generation of recommendations and guidelines
for a community that needs both equity and diversity.