Wikipedia:Meetup/International Women's Day, India (2013)

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International Women's Day, India
This is the co-ordination page for International Women's day events happening in India in March 2013.

8th March is International Women's Day and to celebrate, women in India are organizing edit-a-thons and meetups to create and expand articles of importance to women in Wikipedia in English and various Indian languages. The goal of the month-long event is to encourage more women to contribute to Wikipedia and increase representation of articles related to women in Wikipedia. The event aims at creating new articles, expanding the existing stubs and translating English articles to various Indic languages.

Indian woman with sitar

Event details

  • Dates: 1 to 31 March 2013
  • Main venue: Goa

Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho,Goa.

WikiWomen Editing Workshop
8th March 2013 3 pm to 5.00pm.
This workshop will be lead by Nitika Tandon and Rohini Lakshané


The event that was originally scheduled at the International Centre Goa has been postponed due to organisational difficulties. It will now be rescheduled for a later convenient date. Please stayed tuned.

Events in other cities

Online event #1

Punjabi woman

This is a three-day online edit-a-thon for increasing the number and quality of articles related to Indian women on English and Indian language Wikipedias. Everyone is welcome to come edit Wikipedia with us at this event. Women, transpeople, Indians and those who are interested in articles related to Indian women are particularly encouraged to attend.

  • Dates: 8,9,10 March 2013
  • Time: throughout the day (Can't be there on all three days? No problem, join us as long or as little as you can)
  • Location: At your homes, over a cup of tea or coffee!


  1. Netha (talk) 06:05, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. Nitika.t (talk) 08:51, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  3. Vishnu (talk) 09:53, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  4. Bishdatta (talk) 15:21, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  5. Harriet
  6. Nikita Belavate
  7. Sucheta Ghoshal (talk) 20:19, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  8. Rohini (talk) 07:02, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  9. Rajasekhar (talk)
  10. --Rsrikanth05 (talk)
  11. Urbashi (talk) 16:17, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
  12. Ketakipole (talk) Ketaki Pole
  13. BasilGeorge22 (talk) 11:05, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
  14. Vensatry (Ping me) 15:00, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Online event #2

A two-day online event for people all over the world to write women's biographies on Wikipedia.

  • Dates: 16 and 17 March, 2013
  • Time: throughout the day


  1. Nitika.t (talk) 08:55, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. Vishnu (talk)14:55, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
  3. -- Netha (talk) 15:30, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  4. Ketakipole (talk) Ketaki Pole 17:03, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
  5. Rohini (talk) 07:25, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
  6. Please add your name here


If you'd like to organize an event in India for the International Women's day or participate in the organizing process, please get in touch with one of the organizers below or write to

Suggested articles

The list of suggested articles is given below. Pick an article below, or another one you feel is suitable, and start editing! Please make sure to list the articles you created or expanded under the #Results section below.


Articles needing creation

Indian woman wearing a bindi

Articles needing expansion or copyediting

Indian woman farmer


The main page of the Women's day edit-a-thon happening in Kannada Wikipedia can be viewed here.

Articles needing creation

ರಾಣಿ ರುದ್ರಮ್ಮ

Articles needing expansion or copyediting


The main page of the Women's day edit-a-thon happening in Telugu Wikipedia can be viewed here.

Articles needing creation

Articles needing expansion or copyediting

Indian woman wearing a saree


The main event page of the Women's day edit-a-thon happening in Malayalam Wikipedia can be viewed here.

Articles needing creation

The painting of an Indian woman

Articles needing expansion


Articles to expand


Indian woman smiles
For new users
For organizers

Message from Women wikipedians

While working on Bangalore event we came out with a wonderful idea of capturing some moments with Indian Wiki Women. Here is some of the videos that we have received so far. We would love more such video, So join your hands to add more.

Comments, suggestions and best wishes

Wish us luck!

  1. LOADS OF LUCK :)Vishnu 10:12, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. Good beginning. I wish you all the best. Please make a list of all articles about Indian women in all Indian Languages in a table form and connect Wikipedians to it and asking them to translate from one language to another language they are familiar with. I can get you information about them in Telugu wikipedia.Dr. Rajasekhar A. 12:53, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  3. Wish I could participate, but can only try with bundles of work lying in my table. Good luck Wikiwomens!! -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 12:07, 6 March 2013 (UTC)


List of articles created or expanded as a part of the International Women's Day programs in India.

Articles created

  1. Chellamalla Suguna Kumari
  2. Jayanti Patnaik
  3. Indira Hinduja
  4. T. Lakshmi Kantamma
  5. Mothey Vedakumari
  6. Indian Women Scientists' Association
  7. Viramachaneni Vimla Devi
  8. Sangam Laxmi Bai
  9. A.K. Premajam
  10. Karredula Kamala Kumari
  11. Chennupati Vidya
  12. Syeda Bilgrami Imam
  13. List of Indian businesswomen
  14. Kamal Rani
  15. Three Girls (painting)
  16. Nalini Nayak
  17. Indira Nath
  18. Abha Mahato
  19. Red Rikshaw Revolution

Articles expanded

  1. Meena Kandasamy


  • Times of India[3]
  • Loksatta[4]
  • The Times of India[5]

Blog posts


In Malayalam Wikipedia, 26 users signed up for the event. 107 new articles were created and 13 articles were significantly expanded. 14 users participated in the event in English Wikipedia, 19 new English articles were created and one article was expanded. Two users signed up on Telugu Wikipedia and 97 new articles were created.


  1. ^ "ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯದತ್ತ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಆಕರ್ಷಿತರಾಗಲಿ" (PDF). Kannada Prabha. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಹಿತಿ: ಸ್ತ್ರೀಯರ ಪಾತ್ರ ಇರಲಿ". Prajavani. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Malayalam Wikimedia takes a gender turn". Times of India. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Chitinis, Vaishali (6 March 2013). "महिलांचा सहभाग वाढवण्यासाठी विकीपिडियावर एडिट-अ-थॉन!". Loksatta. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Aurora, Kim (23 March 2013). "World wide wiki women's web dot com". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2013.