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Welcome to Women in Red (WiR), a WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope: women's biographies, works by women, and women's issues. Click on our Redlinks index to see all our lists of missing articles by focus area, occupation and nationality.

We recognized a need for this work as, in November 2014, only about 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WiR strives to improve the figure, which has reached 17.76% as of 18 March 2019. But that means, according to WHGI, only 286,538 of our 1,613,613 biographies are about women. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and WiR addresses it in a positive way through shared values.

If you participate in WiR, you can join up officially using the box in the top right-hand corner of this page. You are also welcome to add our userbox template {{User WikiProject Women in Red}} to your user page, to produce:

Women in Red logo.svgThis user makes women blue.

Learn more about our work, including Press and Research »

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  • Encouragement from Ewan McAndrew, Siobhan O’Connor, Dr Sara Thomas and Dr Alice White in Women scientists being whitewashed from Wikipedia, The Scotsman, 12 March 2019
  • Throughout March, a large number of Art+Feminism events are being hosted around the world. This list provides a useful guide for those who would like to attend. In addition, wherever you are, you can participate virtually in our Women's History Month focus on Art+Feminism and VisibleWikiWomen.--Ipigott (talk) 11:40, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Events[edit]

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Continuing global coverage

  • In addition to our monthly editathons, you can cover women in any sphere of interest by taking part in our continuing #1day1woman initiative.

Special initiative for 2019

  • Throughout the year, we will be maintaining month-by-month interest in our Focus on Suffrage initiative.

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Lists of red links[edit]

WiR works by filling in missing articles based on extensive lists of needed topics. The index to our wide range of topics and nationalities can be found at the Redlist index. Please make these red links blue. Notable women without a wikipedia biography can be added to any crowd-sourced redlists they match; and added to wikidata such that they're included in wikidata-derived redlists.

Article alerts[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Women for articles about women that are nominated for deletion.

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Articles for deletion

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Declined drafts[edit]

Thanks to Ronhjones, we now have a bot showing declined drafts submitted to AfC. Weekly updates highlight those most recently listed under New Additions. With a little bit of attention, some of them could well be moved to mainspace, encouraging the editors who created them to progress on Wikipedia.

Resources and research[edit]

WiR maintains resources to help you contribute, including lists of topical books and external links, information on editing in general, and contacts you can reach out to for specific needs. They can be found at Resources.

Academic research on Wikipedia's content gender gap is also documented at Research.

Metrics[edit]

This section is a transcluded subpage, containing more information than is shown here. To view detailed month-by-month results or to edit, go to Metrics.

The articles created for any month, including the current month, can be displayed by clicking on one of the months in the archive box.

We track the articles we create each month. Reports bot updates these lists automatically, but you can manually add and annotate entries. The bot will remove non-existent pages. More details about the bot. Our metrics talkpage is here: Metrics talkpage

The evolving list for this month (see Archives box) is created by the bot which lists new women's biographies on the basis of their female gender on Wikidata. At present, the bot does not list women's works, associations or related articles but you are encouraged to add these to the list manually. A WiR Wikidata page provides information on how you can help ensure WiR metrics are up-to-date.

The graph shows the number of articles created each month. The apparent decrease for the current month reflects the number of articles created up to today's date. Only data on completed months indicate overall progress. Annual totals at a glance are:

  • 2015 (project was established in July): 11,599
  • 2016: 27,951
  • 2017: 27,777
  • 2018: 26,550


Showcase[edit]

WiR is amazing and has way too much to showcase here. Please see Showcase for our recent and past achievements.

Recent Did You Know? blurbs[edit]

These are the 20 most recent WP:DYK entries for WiR. Updated approximately weekly by User:JL-Bot.

Transcluding 20 of 1036 total


Press[edit]

There has been considerable press coverage of WiR. Below are some recent articles. To add articles to the list, visit Press.



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