Welcome to WikiProject Women! We're a group of editors who aim to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women's topics. WikiProject Women brings Wikipedia users of all genders, sexual orientations, geographic locations, and personal backgrounds together to discuss and collaborate on coverage of women's content across Wikipedia. Know that we warmly welcome you to participate in the project's scope, whether or not you are a project member.
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|Warfare and military|
|Wiki Loves Women (Africa)|
|Women's History Month|
Missing articles department:|
Women in Red
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Women in Green
Gender gap task force
This project addresses the under-representation of content on Wikipedia about women (both real and fictional) and covering women's perspectives. Only 17% of Wikipedia biographies are about women. It also addresses women's works, such as the paintings they created, books they wrote, scientific discoveries they made or the organizations they created. Think of this as an umbrella group which unites more specific women's projects, one which attempts to look broadly at coverage of women on Wikipedia as part of the bigger picture and how we can improve it. Readers and editors may not know that there's a project for women artists, scientists or writers, but if they reach this page, they can fork away to more specific areas if they wish.
First and foremost, this project is about "content", including creating new articles and adding or improving content in existing articles! Our Featured Articles and Good Articles are the best examples of our work. To counter Wikipedia's systemic bias against covering women's biographies, women's work and women's perspectives, which occurs because the vast majority of editors are male (see the article on Gender bias in Wikipedia for more details), we have a department, Women in Red, that works on missing articles about notable women.
We track lots of areas connected with Women+Wikipedia. Some of these include new articles, articles posted in the Did you know? section of Wikipedia's main page, events, meetups, edit-a-thons, scholarly articles, and newspaper articles.
What can you do?
For those who like to write, you can create, expand or improve articles. For general guidelines for writing biographies, there are several resources, such as the Women in Red's Primer for creating women's biographies, Manual of style for biographies, writing about women (a helpful essay), the biographies of living persons policy, and the notability guideline for biographies.
Creating articles that will survive an Article for Deletion review requires that, at minimum, the new article cite several reliable sources such as published books and major newspapers and magazines, and that the text not be copied directly from another website or another source. If there is already an article about a woman or a woman's work, you can expand the article by adding information. To avoid having your added sentences "reverted" (removed), you should provide a reliable source for any information or claim that is likely to be challenged. You do not have to provide a source for "The capital of France is Paris", but a statement about an award that a woman won or a scientific achievement she made should usually be sourced.
Another task for editors who want to reduce gender bias on Wikipedia is to review articles about women to look for biased writing, such as text that defines women primarily in terms of their relationship to other people. An article about a woman scientist should begin more like this:
Susan Trang (1900–1980) was a Canadian astronomer. She is known for her series of comet discoveries in the 1930s, her books on astrophysics and for winning the Nebula Award in 1975.
Susan Trang (1900–1980) was a Canadian astronomer. She was the daughter of scientist [name of father], the wife of [name of husband], the noted [name of profession] and the mother of [name of adult child], the well-known [child's profession].
The essay "Writing About Women" covers these matters in more detail.
There are a lot of non-writing tasks which need attention too, such as tagging the talk pages of relevant articles with project banners associated with sister and daughter projects, assessing article quality on talk pages, improving biography categorization at Category:Women by occupation, and adding reliable sources to existing articles, particularly for articles about women or their work that are proposed for deletion. (In some cases, a handful of reliable, high-quality sources can save an article from being deleted.) Other non-writing tasks include adding categories to articles (an article about a woman engineer may be categorized under Canadian engineers, but there may be other categories that she could fit into, such as Canadian professors, Canadian authors or Canadian inventors); adding images of women or their works or creations to articles (see adding images essay); and wiki-linking terms and names within the article. (If you link men in a woman's article, it is good practice to go to the men's articles and ensure that the woman is linked in those articles as well.)
If you have questions about these tasks or editing in general, leave a note on our talk page or stop by the Teahouse where there are hosts standing by to answer questions from newer editors.
How are we organized?
WikiProject Women has a loose affiliation with many other WikiProjects, Task Forces, and a User Group; check out our Affiliates navigation box for a list of them. WikiProject Women has several departments, including article creation, article improvement, DYK? articles, and events. They are described in more detail on this page and if you follow their links.
If you would like to help, please add your user name to the members' list! Anyone with a Wikipedia user account—regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity—is free to join. If you do not already have a free Wikipedia user account, click here to read some reasons to create one. Joining the project is easy! Add your name here in alphabetical order:
- Afifa Afrin
- Alanna the Brave
- AMM Pittsburgh
- Awah Nadege
- Barbara (WVS)
- Blossom Ozurumba
- Chabota Kanguya
- Daphne Lantier
- DENAMAX Maxim Stoyalov
- FloNight/Sydney Poore
- Gaia Octavia Agrippa
- Gerda Arendt
- Grand'mere Eugene
- Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
- Lagoona Blue
- Lena Key
- Lu Brito
- Luis Arturo Romero Granados
- Volcanic ED
- Megan OBrien
- Million Moments
- Netha Hussain
- Penny Richards
- peter merrick
- Pharaoh of the Wizards
- Philip Cross
- PR6029.R8 A6
- Rich Farmbrough
- S. M. Nazmus Shakib
- Sumita Roy Dutta
- T. Anthony
- The Vintage Feminist
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Featured Articles for a complete list of articles on women which have reached Featured Article status.
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Good Articles for a list of over 1000 articles on women which have reached Good Article status.
Good article of the week
Fatima Massaquoi-Fahnbulleh (1904–1978) was a pioneering educator in Liberia. After completing her education in the United States, she returned to Liberia in 1946, where she contributed much to the cultural and social life of the country.
Born into a family of African royalty, Massaquoi grew up in the care of an aunt in Njagbacca, in the Garwula District of Grand Cape Mount County of southern Liberia. After seven years, she returned to the northwestern part of the country in Montserrado County, where she began her schooling. In 1922 she accompanied her father, a diplomat, to Hamburg, Germany, where she completed her studies in medicine at the University of Hamburg in 1937. She moved to the United States for further education, studying sociology and anthropology at Lane College, Fisk University and Boston University. While in the US, she collaborated on a dictionary of the Vai language and wrote her autobiography, though a legal battle ensued over the rights to her story. She won an injunction barring others from publishing and returned to Liberia in 1946, immediately beginning collaboration to establish a university there, which would become the University of Liberia.
GA focus of the month
- January 2019: Women in Music. See Category:Lists of women in music for pertinent lists.
- List candidates of interest here
- Mami Kawada - recently promoted to GA
Did You Know?
Current article statistics
|WikiProject Women pages by quality|
|WikiWork factors (?)||ω = 287,051||Ω = 5.35|
Did you know
- 24 Aug 2019 – Ulrike Sonntag was nominated for DYK by Gerda Arendt (t · c); see discussion
- 22 Aug 2019 – Swarup Rani Nehru was nominated for DYK by Whispyhistory (t · c); see discussion
- 21 Aug 2019 – Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena was nominated for DYK by Valereee (t · c); see discussion
- 18 Aug 2019 – Thuy Trang was nominated for DYK by Hunter Kahn (t · c); see discussion
- 17 Aug 2019 – Scyller Borglum was nominated for DYK by Muboshgu (t · c); see discussion
- 13 Aug 2019 – Cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games was nominated for DYK by The C of E (t · c); see discussion
- 10 Aug 2019 – Doris Bergen was nominated for DYK by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Aug 2019 – Dorothy Dix was nominated for DYK by Mshemberger (t · c); see discussion
- 07 Aug 2019 – Beth Van Duyne was nominated for DYK by Muboshgu (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Aug 2019 – Ester Peony was nominated for DYK by BabbaQ (t · c); see discussion
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Articles for deletion
- 25 Aug 2019 – Rituparna Basu was AfDed by RL0919 (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 24 Aug 2019 – Anne Hendershott was AfDed by Pepperbeast (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 24 Aug 2019 – Aliya Deri was AfDed by JzG (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 24 Aug 2019 – British Bangladesh Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs was AfDed by Vinegarymass911 (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 24 Aug 2019 – Kanti Shrestha was AfDed by Harshil169 (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 24 Aug 2019 – Colette Urban was AfDed by KKKNL1488 (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 23 Aug 2019 – Iyiola Solanke was AfDed by Agricola44 (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 21 Aug 2019 – Gretchen Custodio Diez was AfDed by Meatsgains (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 21 Aug 2019 – Amelia McNamara was AfDed by Haukurth (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 21 Aug 2019 – Michele Carlson was AfDed by ThatMontrealIP (t · c); see discussion ( )
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- 23 Aug 2019 – Cathrin Skoog was PRODed by Dan arndt (t · c): Being a contestant in a Beauty Pageant doesn’t make her automatically notable.
- 14 Aug 2019 – Toni Jo Abbenante Farmer PRODed by Narky Blert (t · c) was deleted
Categories for discussion
- 24 Aug 2019 – Category:Transgender women was CfDed by Genericusername57 (t · c); see discussion
- 17 Aug 2019 – Category:Lesbian-related websites was CfDed by JJMC89 (t · c); see discussion
- 17 Aug 2019 – Category:Lesbian-related television programs was CfDed by JJMC89 (t · c); see discussion
- 17 Aug 2019 – Category:Lesbian-related films was CfDed by JJMC89 (t · c); see discussion
Redirects for discussion
- 22 Aug 2019 – Clair Kenamore and Marguerite Martyn →Marguerite Martyn was RfDed by Animalparty (t · c); see discussion
- 19 Aug 2019 – Philippine Ancestral Houses (1810–1930) →Gilda Cordero-Fernando was RfDed by Rosguill (t · c); see discussion
- 24 Jul 2019 – Las Blancas →CD Tacón was RfDed by Rosguill (t · c); see discussion
- 14 Jul 2019 – Agatha Christie's →Agatha Christie was RfDed by The Man in Question (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Jul 2019 – Images of Rachel Corrie →Rachel Corrie was RfDed by The Man in Question (t · c); see discussion
Featured article candidates
- 19 Aug 2019 – Ursula K. Le Guin was FA nominated by Vanamonde93 (t · c); see discussion
- 18 Aug 2019 – Jane Grigson was FA nominated by SchroCat (t · c); see discussion
- 19 Aug 2019 – Tina Maze FA nominated by Telex80 (t · c) was ; see discussion
Good article nominees
- 22 Aug 2019 – Women's suffrage in Virginia was GA nominated by ScoutHarris (t · c); start discussion
- 12 Aug 2019 – Something Different (1963 film) was GA nominated by Rosguill (t · c); start discussion
- 04 Aug 2019 – Kristina Tkach was GA nominated by Lee Vilenski (t · c); start discussion
- 04 Aug 2019 – Simona Halep was GA nominated by Sportsfan77777 (t · c); start discussion
- 04 Aug 2019 – Lorrie Morgan was GA nominated by TenPoundHammer (t · c); start discussion
- 01 Aug 2019 – Adelaide Oval was GA nominated by Thejoebloggsblog (t · c); start discussion
- 19 Jul 2019 – Samragyee RL Shah was GA nominated by CAPTAIN MEDUSA (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Jul 2019 – Adele Zay was GA nominated by SusunW (t · c); start discussion
- 07 Jul 2019 – Jeni Bojilova-Pateva was GA nominated by SusunW (t · c); start discussion
- 28 Jun 2019 – Cara Delevingne was GA nominated by Trillfendi (t · c); start discussion
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Featured article reviews
Good article reassessments
- 09 Aug 2019 – Ester Peony was nominated for GA reassessment by Kingsif (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Aug 2019 – The Shirelles was nominated for GA reassessment by TenPoundHammer (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Feb 2019 – Abby Martin was nominated for GA reassessment by ZiaLater (t · c); see discussion
Requests for comments
- 25 Aug 2019 – Sabine Weyand has an RfC by Cunard (t · c); see discussion
- 21 Aug 2019 – Normani has an RfC by Lapadite77 (t · c); see discussion
- 19 Aug 2019 – Zendaya has an RfC by Krimuk2.0 (t · c); see discussion
- 07 Aug 2019 – Meghan Murphy has an RfC by Fæ (t · c); see discussion
- 05 Aug 2019 – Penny Rowson has an RfC by The Gnome (t · c); see discussion
- 20 Aug 2019 – Elizabeth Warren RfC by PunxtawneyPickle (t · c) was ; see discussion
- 22 Aug 2019 – Nicole Raczynski is requested to be moved to Roxxi Laveaux by JalenFolf (t · c); see discussion
- 18 Aug 2019 – Allison Adler is requested to be moved to Ali Adler by Kailash29792 (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Aug 2019 – Lisa Forbes (politician) is requested to be moved to Lisa Forbes by Unreal7 (t · c); see discussion
- 12 Aug 2019 – 2017 Westminster sexual scandals is requested to be moved to 2017 Westminster sexual misconduct scandals by Unreal7 (t · c); see discussion
- 15 Aug 2019 – Röya (singer) move request to Roya (Azerbaijani singer) by Ahecht (t · c) was no consensus; see discussion
Articles to be merged
- 06 Aug 2019 – Anne McDonald is proposed for merging to Rosemary Crossley by Coolabahapple (t · c); see discussion
- 30 Jul 2019 – Mary Augustine Giesen is proposed for merging to Franciscan Sisters of Mary by Manannan67 (t · c); see discussion
- 25 Jun 2019 – Jondalar is proposed for merging to Earth's Children by Klbrain (t · c); see discussion
- 19 May 2019 – Hanna Rycharska is proposed for merging to Hanna Sądej by Oceanh (t · c); see discussion
- 12 May 2019 – Princess Aisha bint Faisal is proposed for merging to Princess Sara bint Faisal by 184.108.40.206 (t · c); see discussion
- 12 May 2019 – Princess Sara bint Faisal is proposed for merging to Princess Aisha bint Faisal by 220.127.116.11 (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Mar 2019 – Marquise de Créquy is proposed for merging to Renée Caroline de Roullay Créquy, Marquise de Créquy by Hsarrazin (t · c); see discussion
- 28 Feb 2019 – Melbourne University Mugars is proposed for merging to Melbourne University Football Club by Teratix (t · c); see discussion
- 22 Feb 2019 – Anne Speckhard is proposed for merging to Kristin Beck by Ser Amantio di Nicolao (t · c); see discussion
- 19 Feb 2019 – Kathleen O'Neal Gear is proposed for merging to W. Michael Gear by Mannanan51 (t · c); see discussion
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Articles to be split
- 27 Jul 2019 – Sherri Shepherd is proposed for splitting by Jax 0677 (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Feb 2019 – Gina Gershon is proposed for splitting by Balasubramanianrajaram (t · c); see discussion
- 13 Jan 2019 – Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup is proposed for splitting by Teterev53 (t · c); see discussion
- 27 Jun 2018 – List of sportswomen is proposed for splitting by 18.104.22.168 (t · c); see discussion
- 26 Jun 2018 – Donna Leon is proposed for splitting by Swanny18 (t · c); see discussion
- 03 Apr 2018 – Avvaiyar is proposed for splitting by Utcursch (t · c); see discussion
- 20 Jan 2018 – Anna Lindh is proposed for splitting by J 1982 (t · c); see discussion
- 13 Jun 2017 – Women's international rugby union is proposed for splitting by DerbyCountyinNZ (t · c); see discussion
Articles for creation
- 17 Aug 2019 – Draft:Sarah Wiedenheft has been submitted for AfC by $uperFan32 (t · c)
- 14 Aug 2019 – Draft:Christine Wren has been submitted for AfC by PMCH2 (t · c)
- 04 Aug 2019 – Draft:Nickol Tal has been submitted for AfC by 2604:2000:E010:1100:6512:B31B:DE14:1C9B (t · c)
- 02 Aug 2019 – Draft:Julia Dordel has been submitted for AfC by Jdoswim (t · c)
- 29 Jun 2019 – Draft:Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal has been submitted for AfC by Lipimehta (t · c)
- 28 Jun 2019 – Draft:Holly Seddon (author) has been submitted for AfC by 22.214.171.124 (t · c)
- 25 Jun 2019 – Draft:Susan Forest has been submitted for AfC by Grelse (t · c)
- 25 Jun 2019 – Draft:Rona Altrows has been submitted for AfC by Crown Weasel (t · c)
- 24 Jun 2019 – Draft:Mieke Eerkens has been submitted for AfC by Caviarmilk (t · c)
- 15 Jun 2019 – Draft:Jools Walker has been submitted for AfC by Amyefoster82 (t · c)
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Articles where content about women has been deleted
- In Conducting, a section about the role of women conductors was deleted.
- Template:WikiProject Women
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Nav
- WikiProject Women members may add one of the following userboxes to their userpage.
- Create an invitation template
- Create a barnstar template
- TAMARA RASAMNY. 'Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia'https://www.demworks.org/mind-gap-highlighting-womens-representation-wikipedia.
- Gender bias on Wikipedia
- Biases in Wikipedia essay
- Writing about women (essay)
- WP:HER, an essay encouraging the use of female pronouns (she, her)
- WikiProject Women in Red