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Summary

  1. Finale of BBC 100 Women season features international edit-a-thon #100WomenWiki
  2. Highest number of entries about women added to Wikipedia in a single event, with more than 400 new or updated profiles
  3. Figures before the event show around 17% of notable profiles on Wikipedia are of women
  4. Just 15% of Wikipedia's volunteer editors are female
  5. 'Really important' to get more women involved, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Live Reporting

By Nalina Eggert, Sarah Buckley, Josephine McDermott, Jasmine Taylor-Coleman and Harry Low

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for following our record-breaking finale

    We're bringing the live coverage of the BBC and Wikipedia joint edit-a-thon to a close now. It's been a great day that has seen lots of fascinating women being added to the world's best known online encyclopaedia.

    It's even broken records for the highest number of entries about women added to Wikipedia in a single event, with many more new profiles to come.

    The edit-a-thon was also the finale of this year's three-week 100 Women season - you can read all our coverage here.

    And don't forget you can follow us @100women on Twitter and on Facebook.

  2. Christine and the Queens, Cat Hulbert among profiles getting updates

    Our colleagues in Washington DC are adding and updating a long list of Wikipedia profiles as we speak. Among those being worked on are American professional gambler Cat Hulbert, who's described how she got rich beating male opponents, controversial bullfighter Conchi Rios, and Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens. 

    All three are on the BBC's list of inspirational and influential women for 2016.

    Speaking to the BBC's Sarah Montague as part of the 100 Women season, Heloise Letissier talked about pansexuality and gender. And here's the interview:

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    Video caption: 100 Women 2016: Christine and the Queens on being pansexual
  3. Welcome to Wikipedia Judi Aubel

    Journalists in the BBC's Washington bureau just added Judi Aubel on Wikipedia. 

    She is an American social entrepreneur and the executive director of The Grandmother Project, a non-profit that works to improve the lives of women and children by focusing on the power of grandmothers. 

    She's one of BBC's 2016 100 women.

    Here's her shiny new page. 

    Judi Aubel
    Image caption: Judi Aubel believes grandmothers play a special role in communities around the world
  4. The buzz at the hub of the action

    The BBC's Nuala McGovern reports from the centre of London's New Broadcasting House on the edit-a-thon that's got people talking and typing. 

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    Video caption: BBC 100 Women 2016: Season ends with Wikipedia edit-a-thon in 13 countries
  5. Meghan Markle nominates Wikipedia entry

    Actress, activist and girlfriend of Prince Harry Meghan Markle nominates Suhani Jalota, the founder of an organisation that employs young women in India. 

    100 Women card showing Meghan Markle

    Find out more about Myna Mahila's foundation here

  6. Kenyan rights campaigner added

    Fatuma Ali Saman is a teacher and important figure in the fight for the rights of women and their representation in Kenya.   

    She has been pushing for change to the Kenya police, which has been accused of human rights violation in the past.

    Here's her page, created by the BBC Swahili team in Nairobi.

    Fatuma Ali Saman
  7. Record-breaking day!

    BBC’s 100 Women edit-a-thon has broken records for the highest number of entries about women added to Wikipedia in a single event.

    That's according to Wikimedia UK, the UK arm of the charity responsible for Wikipedia.

    Heat map
    Image caption: A heat map showing 100 Women tweet traffic

    As of 17:45 GMT, the event had garnered 4,000 tweets from 2,400 accounts.  

  8. Wikipedia virgin converted

    Gabrielle writes:

  9. Refugee and migrant charity founder joins husband

    Regina Catrambone

    Regina Catrambone and her husband Chris set up a charity to rescue migrants and refugees from the Mediterranean Sea (Read more about it here), but until today only Chris had a Wikipedia page. 

    Malicia Dabrowicz, who runs a small business in Worcester, nominated her.

    Regina's page is now up

  10. Tampon tax campaigner added

    Laura Coryton, the woman who campaigned to get the tax on tampons overturned in the UK, has been added to Wikipedia as part of our edit-a-thon. She was nominated by Dr Radha Modgil, a GP and broadcaster.  

    Laura also features in an article we published today on how women tend to have more success than men with online campaigns. 

    She told BBC News how it felt to realise she'd just been added to the online encyclopaedia. 

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    Video caption: 100 Women 2016: Tampon tax campaigner added to Wikipedia
  11. Mother Mushroom steps into the light

    Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh started blogging under the pen name ‘Mother mushroom’ in 2006 after a visit to a hospital where she witnessed many poor, desperate patients waiting to be seen but ignored. 

    The Vietnamese dissident blogger was arrested in October while trying to visit an imprisoned political activist.  

    Quỳnh says her motive for blogging is very simple: “I don’t want my children to struggle and have to do what I’m doing right now.”

    Here's her page.

    BBC Vietnamese journalist
    Image caption: She was nominated by the BBC Vietnamese service
  12. Designer of cattle monitoring platform included

    Uruguayan Victoria Alonso Perez is an electronics and telecommunication engineer, entrepreneur and inventor. She was on the BBC 100 Women list last year

    She’s the creator of the platform Chipsafer, which allows farmers to track animals and prevent epidemics.

    A herdsman at work in Uruguay

    She applies space technology to many different problems, is chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council, and now also has a Wikipedia page (in Spanish).  

  13. Smithsonian: Desegregation activist needs page

    Staff at The Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington DC have a nomination, and a helpful link to their Wikipedia 'To do' list .  

    View more on twitter
  14. Young athlete recognised by Olympic sprinter

    Daryll Neita, who won a bronze in the Rio Olympics this summer, has nominated up and coming athlete Imani Lansiquot to be added to Wikipedia. 

    Daryll Neita's nomination card
  15. Wikipedia editor: 'Gender not significant'

    Megan writes:

  16. First woman in India to take sex harasser to court

    The BBC World Service programme Witness has added Rupan Deol Bajaj. 

    In 1988 senior civil servant Rupan Deol Bajaj became the first woman in India ever to bring a case of sexual harassment to court. 

    The man who touched her was KPS Gill, who was then chief of police in Punjab. He denied "outraging the modesty of a woman” but in 2005, after a 17-year court case, he was finally convicted. Rupan Deol Bajaj has been telling #100women about how it all began.

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    Video caption: 100 Women 2016: First Indian woman to take sex harasser to court
  17. Suffragette descendant added

    Helen Pankhurst, the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, who came into NBH earlier to nominate a forgotten woman for Wikipedia has now herself been added.  

    Cartoon of Helen Pankhurst