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.
|Warfare and military|
|Wiki Loves Women (Africa)|
|Women's History Month|
|Missing articles department:
Women in Red
|Article improvement department:
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. 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 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:
- Alanna the Brave
- Daphne Lantier
- FloNight/Sydney Poore
- Gaia Octavia Agrippa
- Gerda Arendt
- Grand'mere Eugene
- Lena Key
- Megan OBrien
- Netha Hussain
- Penny Richards
- Philip Cross
- Rich Farmbrough
- 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 500 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 2016: 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?
New article creation
Current article statistics
|WikiProject Women pages by quality|
|WikiWork factors (?)||ω =220,150||Ω = 5.41|
- Articles for deletion
- 24 Jun 2017 – Kubra Khan was AfDed by DGG (t · c); see discussion (1 participant)
- 24 Jun 2017 – Brittany Pettibone was AfDed by Kingsindian (t · c); see discussion (3 participants)
- 24 Jun 2017 – Heena Parmar was AfDed by GeoffreyT2000 (t · c); see discussion (4 participants)
- 23 Jun 2017 – Emily Dunn (footballer) was AfDed by Hack (t · c); see discussion (5 participants)
- 21 Jun 2017 – Danni Daniels was AfDed by BD2412 (t · c); see discussion (4 participants)
- 21 Jun 2017 – Win Conference was AfDed by Kleuske (t · c); see discussion (4 participants)
- 21 Jun 2017 – June Chu was AfDed by Bongwarrior (t · c); see discussion (7 participants)
- 20 Jun 2017 – Jessica (The Merchant of Venice) (initially Jessica(Merchant of Venice)) was AfDed by Dammitkevin (t · c); see discussion (12 participants)
- 18 Jun 2017 – Cynthia Martinez was AfDed by MrX (t · c); see discussion (5 participants)
- 18 Jun 2017 – Kelly Manison was AfDed by MrX (t · c); see discussion (4 participants)
- (11 more...)
- Proposed deletions
- 24 Jun 2017 – Leta Sobierajski was PRODed by TonyBallioni (t · c): Promotional piece about non-notable advertising writer.
- 22 Jun 2017 – Ivana Bozilovic was PRODed by K.e.coffman (t · c): An unremarkable actor and TV personality; significant RS coverage not found. Article is filled with trivia; nothing here is encyclopedically relevant.
- 21 Jun 2017 – Marion Buller was PRODed by Piotrus (t · c): The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (biographies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod t ...
- 21 Jun 2017 – Karen Midthun was PRODed by Piotrus (t · c): The coverage (references, external links, etc.) does not seem sufficient to justify this article passing Wikipedia:General notability guideline and the more detailed Wikipedia:Notability (biographies) requirement. If you disagree and deprod t ...
- 20 Jun 2017 – Samantha McLeod was PRODed by 22.214.171.124 (t · c): Subject lacks the significant roles or coverage needed to merit WP:NACTOR and WP:GNG
- 16 Jun 2017 – Ariska Putri Pertiwi PRODed by Black Kite (t · c) was deproded by Hanif Al Husaini (t · c) on 18 Jun 2017
- 15 Jun 2017 – Madiha Iftikhar PRODed by Plum3600 (t · c) was deproded by Ngrewal1 (t · c) on 19 Jun 2017
- 14 Jun 2017 – Andrea Matthies PRODed by 2604:2000:E016:A700:A1FE:FE87:AC94:87F3 (t · c) was deleted
- 11 Jun 2017 – Maha Warsi PRODed by Jumpytoo (t · c) was deleted
- Categories for discussion
- 16 Jun 2017 – Category:Women's organizations in Bolivia was CfDed by Explicit (t · c); see discussion
- Redirects for discussion
- 24 Jun 2017 – Fancy Pants (Lady Gaga song) →Lady Gaga was RfDed by Peter James (t · c); see discussion
- 24 Jun 2017 – Revolution (Beyonce album) →Beyoncé was RfDed by Peter James (t · c); see discussion
- 24 Jun 2017 – Revolution (Beyoncé album) →Beyoncé was RfDed by Peter James (t · c); see discussion
- 23 Jun 2017 – Teddy Natalia Noemi Sinclair →Natalia Keery-Fisher was RfDed by Davey2010 (t · c); see discussion
- 21 Jun 2017 – Swindle (2014 film) →Zoe Saldana was RfDed by Tavix (t · c); see discussion
- 21 Jun 2017 – Swindle (2015 film) →Zoe Saldana was RfDed by Tavix (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Jun 2017 – TÈa Leoni →Téa Leoni was RfDed by UnitedStatesian (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Jun 2017 – TEa Leoni →Téa Leoni was RfDed by UnitedStatesian (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Jun 2017 – Counter Clockwise (film) →Jennifer Aniston was RfDed by Tavix (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Jun 2017 – Fucking Engaged →Jessica Biel was RfDed by Tavix (t · c); see discussion
- (6 more...)
- Featured article candidates
- Good article nominees
- 21 Jun 2017 – Shila Amzah was GA nominated by Aiman851 (t · c); start discussion
- 29 Apr 2017 – Lydia Canaan was GA nominated by WikiEditorial101 (t · c); start discussion
- 26 Apr 2017 – Murder of Sherri Rasmussen was GA nominated by Daniel Case (t · c); start discussion
- 11 Apr 2017 – Carroll Baker was GA nominated by Drown Soda (t · c); start discussion
- 21 Mar 2017 – Lana Turner was GA nominated by Drown Soda (t · c); see discussion
- 10 Mar 2017 – Adriana Paz was GA nominated by Jaespinoza (t · c); start discussion
- 11 Feb 2017 – Dec. No. 5946/212/2015 was GA nominated by Cartoon network freak (t · c); start discussion
- 07 Nov 2016 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was GA nominated by Cambalachero (t · c); see discussion
- Requests for comments
- 14 Jun 2017 – Melania Trump has an RfC by Fundude99 (t · c); see discussion
- 06 Jun 2017 – PhiloSOPHIA has an RfC by Kaldari (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Jun 2017 – Women's Equality Party has an RfC by Cunard (t · c); see discussion
- Peer reviews
- 20 Jun 2017 – Lady Gaga has been put up for PR by FrB.TG (t · c); see discussion
- 03 May 2017 – Lena Dunham has been put up for PR by The lorax (t · c); see discussion
- 19 Apr 2017 – Lydia Canaan has been put up for PR by WikiEditorial101 (t · c); see discussion
- 10 Apr 2017 – Mahira Khan has been put up for PR by Saqib (t · c); see discussion
- Requested moves
Articles where content about women has been deleted
- In Conducting, a section about the role of women conductors was deleted.
- Create an invitation template
- Create a barnstar template
- Gender bias in Wikipedia
- Biases in Wikipedia essay
- Writing about women (essay)
- WP:HER, an essay encouraging the use of female pronouns (she, her)