WikiGap Maastricht: From Exclusion to Inclusion

Andrée van Es, Jo Ritzen et al., representing CELL, UNU-MERIT et al.

This ‘WikiGap’ event, held at the iconic Student Hotel in the Sphinxkwartier, is the first of its kind in Maastricht. Under the theme, Closing the Gender Gap: from Exclusion to Inclusion, participants will take action by editing, creating, and translating Wikipedia pages on women who have dealt with issues of discrimination, prejudice and divisive stereotypes; had experiences with violence, conflict, and/or forced displacement, or have promoted inclusion and diversity.

About the speaker

Jo Ritzen, CELL’s Chairperson and Co-Founder, will open the event. Ms. Andrée van Es, Chairperson of the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, will give the keynote address. Ms. van Es has had a long and distinguished career in Dutch politics since the mid-1970s. Most recently, she worked from November 2007 as Director-General of Government and Kingdom Relations and was one of the highest-ranking civil servants within the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Since April 2010, she has been a member of the executive of the City of Amsterdam responsible for, amongst others, work & income and diversity & integration.

Date: 08 March 2019

Time: 12:00 - 18:00  CEST