Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/About us
Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all knowledge related to women. That's what we're doing.
We invite you to take part whenever and however you wish. There is no requirement to participate in everything we do, or even to sign up. If the objective and scope of our project interest you, please join in the discussion on our talkpage or jump in and create articles. You might like to start by participating in March's online editathons in connection with March's Women's History Month either in English or the language of your choice. We also have a Role Models editathon focusing on the alumnae and teaching staff of women's colleges around the world. We welcome you.
- women's biographies (real women, fictional women)
- women's works (broadly construed, such as their paintings, books, schools, conferences)
- women's issues (such as health, activism, and so on).
- theme-focused, online editathons where we create new articles
- collaborations with WikiProjects, "challenges", competitions, wiki events (Women's History Month in March; Asia Month in November)
- collaborations between language communities, and/or other wiki properties, e.g. Wikidata and Commons
- development of lists of redlinks organized by topic and/or country
- metrics: statistical measurement of progress
- editor outreach: invitations, thank yous, barnstars, mentoring
- environment: creation and maintenance of a safe space to discuss what we do
- collaborations with institutions
- presentations at meetings and conferences
- socialization: we talk about our work with the press, in podcasts and blogposts, and via social media
Content gender gap mentioned in the press? Add it to the list.
- Wikipedia at 20: Why it often overlooks stories of women in history, by Tamar Carroll and Lara Nicosia, The Conversation, originally published 16 March 2018, updated 14 January 2021
- One Page At A Time, Jess Wade Is Changing Wikipedia, interview by Emily Wong on NPR, 6 January 2021
- Twitter Wants to Use Wikipedia to Help Determine Who Gets a Blue Checkmark by Stephen Harrison, Slate, 4 December 2020
- What We Know And Can Agree On: Wikipedia At 20 by Simon Garfield, Esquire, 20 October 2020
- Unraveling Wikipedia’s Mystery Over Women’s History by David B. Grinber, Good Men Project, 8 July 2020
- The people solving mysteries during lockdown by Frank Swain, BBC Future, 15 June 2020
- Wikipedia is a world built by and for men. Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight is changing that. by Rachael Allen The Lily 11 April 2020
- Filling in the gender gap on Wikipedia, by Kate Jacobson, Fortune, 11 March 2020
- International Women's Day: Closing the online gender gap, BBC News, 8 March 2020, emphasis on Wales.
- Cincinatti radio covers Women in Red work at Earlham College March 2?
- Everything’s on Wikipedia. Misinformation, too. But Wiki says its editing process quickly shuts that down., article by Molly Wood, Marketplace, 12 February 2020
- The Sum of What? On Gender, Visibility, and Wikipedia, by Kirsten Menger-Anderson, Undark, 2 February 2020
- Scott Polar Research Institute's exhib features the 100 Wikibomb women from Women in Antactica, 15 January 2020
- How Wikipedia’s volunteer army combats misinformation in the 'post-truth' era, article by Sarah Leeson in PRI, 16 January 2020
- The Sum of What? On Gender, Visibility, and Wikipedia, article by Kirsten Menger-Anderson, Undark, 1 January 2020
- Physicist embroiled in sexism row with Wikipedia after female scientists she wrote profiles for 'not notable enough', article by Phoebe Southworth in The Telegraph, 7 December 2019
- "Most Wikipedia profiles are about men - these women in Australia are hoping to change that". SBS News. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
- “Inclusipedia” brings underrepresented people of Boulder to light, article by Isabella Fincher, CuiIndependent, 25 May 2019
- Seeking Equality—One Biography at a Time, Kochi Post, 8 May 2019, Ardra Manasi
- Male scientists are often cast as lone geniuses. Here’s what happened when a woman was., Vox article by Brian Resnick, 16 April 2019.
- Wikipedia Isn’t Officially a Social Network. But the Harassment Can Get Ugly, by Julia Jacobs, New York Times, 8 April 2019.
- Why we need to address the digital divide if we want to foster more democratic societies, OuiShare
- Why policymakers need to tackle the digital gender gap, Open Global Rights
- Students inspired by York University Libraries make impressive edits to Wikipedia, by Katrina Cohen-Palacios, yFile: York University News, 26 March 2019
- RIT Libraries hosts Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 22, by Susan Gawlowicz, Rochester Institute of Technology News, 21 March 2019
- Event at RIT aims to improve online gender equity, by Beth Adams, WXXI News, 19 March 2019
- Wiki women: Volunteers add female and non-binary artists to Wikipedia, CBC, 15 March 2019
- Boulder Group is Rewriting History One Wikipedia Article at a Time, by Daliah Singer, 5280, 15 March 2019
- Libraries’ day-long Wiki Edit-a-thon to help shrink gender gap, by Jill Shockey, Penn State News, 15 March 2019
- Cornell Celebrates International Women’s Day with Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, by Chantal Raguin, The Cornell Daily Sun, 10 March 2019
- Edit-a-thon aims to give recognition to more women, arts on Wikipedia, by Alexsandra Coltun Schneider, Daily Bruin, 11 March 2019
- ICA holds ‘Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon’ to increase female, gender non-binary representation online, by Jennifer Suryadjaja, The Daily Free Press, 7 March 2019 Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-Thon’ translates Spanish entries on Latin artists], by Jesenia De Moya Correa, The Inquirer, 6 March 2019
- Fine Arts Library to Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, University of Arkansas News, 4 March 2019
- Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-Thon’ translates Spanish entries on Latin artists, by Jesenia De Moya Correa, The Inquirer, 6 March 2019
- UNC libraries give feminism a voice with Wikipedia edit-a-thon, by Ava Eucker, The Daily Tar Heel, 3 May 2019
- UNLV hosts feminist 'edit-a-thon' on Wikipedia, by Jesse Stiller, CampusReform, 26 February 2019
- Women scientists being whitewashed from Wikipedia, by Ewan McAndrew, Siobhan O’Connor, Dr Sara Thomas and Dr Alice White in The Scotsman, 12 March 2019
- Volunteers work to bolster Canadian women's biographies on Wikipedia, by Paul Chiasson, the Canadian Press, 8 March 2019
- The Royal Society are shouting out diversity champions on National Science Day - and we feature - Victuallers (talk) 15:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
- Happy 18th birthday, Wikipedia. Let’s celebrate the Internet’s good grown-up., by Stephen Harrison, The Washington Post, 14 January 2019
- From Chinese spies to award-winning geologists, we’re making women visible on Wikipedia, by Ewan McAndrew, Sioban O'Connor, Sara Thomas and Alice White, New Statesman, 8 January 2019
- I'm not quoting enough women, The New York Times
- Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it's written by men, by Victoria Leonard in The Guardian, 12 December 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 16:21, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
- Dr Sara Thomas gave this interview from one of the Edinburgh meet ups on Women in Red - She starts talking at 12 minutes. Listen here Victuallers (talk) 17:42, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
- If we claim to talk about scientists then we need a reliable source like "Nature". Oh here we go! Why we’re editing women scientists onto Wikipedia by Jess Wade & Maryam Zaringhalam, 14 August 2018 Victuallers (talk) 07:40, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
- Physicist highlighting female scientists, one Wikipedia entry at a time, by By Meera Jagannathan, Moneyish, New York Post, Describes Jesswade88's contribution with a namecheck for us and Keilana, 8 August 2018. Victuallers (talk) 08:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
- Academic writes 270 Wikipedia pages in a year to get female scientists noticed, by Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, 24 June 2018. Describes Jesswade88's contribution.--Ipigott (talk) 14:21, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
- Why we need to close Wikipedia's gender page gap, The Telegraph, 12 June 2018, by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London --Rosiestep (talk) 20:34, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
- Kosovo Women Take Aim at Wikipedia Gender Imbalance, BalkanInsight, 30 May 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 16:42, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
- Putting women human rights activists on the world map, Amnesty International initiative reported in The Hindu, 19 May 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 09:07, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
- Women’s-Studies Students Across the Nation Are Editing Wikipedia, Emma Kerr, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 10:40, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
- Why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history, by Tamar Carroll and Lara Nicosia, The Conversation, 16 March 2018
- Wikipedia's forgotten women: inside the editing marathon to fix imbalance, Nadja Sayej, The Guardian, 15 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 10:45, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
- Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women—and this group wants that to change, The Daily Dot, 8 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 16:18, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
- Sweden tries to increase gender equality on the web, The Economist, 8 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 16:12, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
- UNESCO wants to bridge the gender gap in the digital space, UNESCO via IPS, 3 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 13:21, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
- UNESCO say they are inspired by WiR
- Wikipedia Needs Shaking, Derby Uni Blog by Caroline Ball 3 March 2018
- Aussies join push for more Wiki women, by Marnie Banger of news.com.au, published 3 January 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 11:10, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
- Femmes Rouge Wikipedia in the French Slate in January 2018 -- Victuallers (talk) 14:06, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
- There’s a Gender Gap in Internet Usage. Closing It Would Open Up Opportunities for Everyone
- Wikipedia editing marathons add women's voices to online resource: article by Maggie Gordon, Houston Chronicle, 9 November 2017, with WiR details from Rosiestep--Ipigott (talk) 10:33, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
- We’re all connected now, so why is the internet so white and western?: article by Mark Graham of the Oxford Internet Institute and Anasuya Sengupta of Whose Knowledge?, The Guardian, 5 October 2017.--Ipigott (talk) 10:19, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
- How Wikipedia Changed The Exchange Of Knowledge (And Where It's Going Next): article by Wikipedia Executive Director Katherine Maher, Forbes, 4 October 2017--Ipigott (talk) 14:43, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
- Community digest: Odia Wikipedians document the Asian Athletics Championships, Women of India on Wikimedia blog
- The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet, by TIME Staff, Time, 26 June 2017, featuring Melissa Chan's coverage of user:Ser Amantio di Nicolao
- How we doubled the representation of female classical scholars on Wikipedia, by Victoria Leonard, Times Higher Education, 11 June 2017.
- How To Get More Women On Wikipedia, article by Lily Silverton, Refinery29, 18 May 2017
- Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap, article by Samir Elsharbaty, Wikimedia Blog, 2 May 2017
- Narrowing Gender Gap, Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Writes 6,500 More Women Into Art History, article by Sarah Cascone, Artnet Worldwide, 18 April 2017
- Is Wikipedia Woke?, BloombergApp, 22 December 2016
- Wikipedia Wunderkind: Barbara Page helps readers of the online encyclopedia understand women’s health, among other topics, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 15 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 13:22, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
- The Wikipedia gap is the latest gender gap you need to be worried about, Metro UK, 12 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 12:41, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
- 100 Women History Hour, BBC, 11 December 2016: 50-minute sound broadcast on the gender gap with lengthy coverage of Wikipedia.--Ipigott (talk) 08:46, 11 December 2016 (UTC)
- Wikipedia edit-a-thon tackles internet gender gap, ABC Australia, 9 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 08:17, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
- Episode of Science in Action, Wikipedia and the gender gap, BBC, 8 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 08:17, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
- Viewpoint: How I tackle Wiki gender gap one article at a time, by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, aka Rosiestep, BBC, 7 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 12:07, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
- BBC 100 Women 2016: Who are our forgotten women? Join our edit-a-thon, BBC, 7 December 2016.--Ipigott (talk) 09:17, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- The Science Show: Women in Antarctica making up for lost time, interview with user:Janstrugnell on ABC Radio National, 12 August 2016
- After years of exclusion, female Antarctic scientists are finally being spotlighted, article by Ariel Bogle, Mashable, 12 August 2016
- Profiles: Kudos for female Antarctic researchers, letter in Nature, 11 August 2016, from user:Janstrugnell, user:Evolution and evolvability and five others
- Wikiproject Women in Red achieved "828 pages edited and 155 new pages created" during the Women in Espionage edit-a-thon University of Edinburg, 28 April 2016
- WISE women work to change Wikipedia, UIC News Center, 17 May 2016
- Meet the Women Bringing the Kitchen to Wikipedia, New Statesman, 17 April 2016, article about food and the women who make food, also a project called Wiki-Food.
- Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?, The Guardian, 19 March 2016, article on Emily Temple-Wood, information about Women in Red and interview with Rosiestep
- Female scientist fights harassment with Wikipedia, BBC, 14 March 2016, detailed article on Emily Temple-Wood, aka Keilana
- "Third Annual Edit-a-thon to Bring More Women Artists, and Editors, to Wikipedia", interesting article by Jade Angeles Fitton on Artsland, 26 February 2016
- Why Wikipedia Is in Trouble, Chris Wilson, Time magazine, 14 January 2016 – How Wikipedia is doing at age 15
- Why Don’t More Latinos Contribute To Wikipedia? El Tecolote, 3 December 2015.
- Wikipedia boost for women architects ArchitectureAU, 22 November 2015
- AWA+D + Wiki, 17 September 2015, Women in Architecture edit-a-thon
- 2015 Women in Media Report, prepared by Women's Media Center.
- #wikiD: Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia, 25 February 2015, ArchDaily
- Harvard students edit Wikipedia in effort to ‘dismantle the patriarchy’, 9 September 2015, College Fix
- Iberocoop content on women biographies, 4 August 2015, Wikimedia blog
- [http://www.wikimedia.org.ar/2015/07/08/a-que-llamamos-brecha-de-genero-en-wp/ "¿A qué llamamos brecha de género en Wikipedia?" (What do we call gender gap in Wikipedia?), 8 July 2015, by user:Jaluj
- Job vacant: Wikipedian-in-residence, 20 July 2015, The Australian
- Wiki Worker Wanted, 17 July 2015, Inside Higher Ed
- Few Women in Wiki Editing, 26 June 2015, Anupama Mili, The New Indian Express
- Wikipedia Forms Partnership with WVU to Lessen Gender Gap, 7 July 2015, WBOY.com
- Wikipedia has lots of weaknesses, the worst of which is lack of women editors, Jenny Kleeman, The Australian Financial Review
- Can Wikipedia Survive?, 20 June 2015, Andrew Lih, The New York Times
- The Wikipedia wars: does it matter if our biggest source of knowledge is written by men?, 26 May 2015, Jenny Kleeman, New Statesman
- Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem, 15 April 2015, Sara Boboltz, Huffington Post
- Edit-a-thon aims to fix Wikipedia gender gap, 28 April 2015, Chris Oberholt, KCTV5 Kansas City
- Wikipedia’s Women Problem, 29 April 2015, James Gleick, The New York Review
- Computational Linguistics Reveals How Wikipedia Articles Are Biased Against Women, 2 February 2015, MIT Technology Review
Academic research on Wikipedia's content gender gap? Add it to the list.
- Schellekens, Menno; Holstege, Floris; Yasseri, Taha (12 April 2019). "Female scholars need to achieve more for equal public recognition". Cornell University. Retrieved 2 May 2019.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Vitulli, Marie A. (20 October 2017). "Writing Women in Mathematics into Wikipedia" (PDF). Cornell University Library. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- Hube, Christoph (3 April 2017). "Bias in Wikipedia" (PDF). Semantic Scholar. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- Ford, Heather; Wajcman, Judy (2016). "'Anyone can edit' not everyone does: Wikipedia and the gender gap" (PDF). Social Studies of Science (via LSE). ISSN 0306-3127. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
- Hinnosaar, Marit (May 2015). "Gender Inequality in New Media: Evidence from Wikipedia". EconPapers. ISSN 2279-9362. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
- Klein, Maximilian. "Wikipedia Gender Indicators (WIGI)". WMF labs. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
- Klein, Maximilian; et al. "Monitoring the Gender Gap with Wikidata Human Gender Indicators" (PDF). Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- Claudia Wagner, Eduardo Graells-Garrido, David Garcia & Filippo Menczer (1 March 2016). "Women through the glass ceiling: gender asymmetries in Wikipedia". EPJ Data Science.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Graells-Garrido, Eduardo; Lalmas, Mounia; Menczer, Filippo (2015). "First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia". Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media. p. 165. arXiv:1502.02341. doi:10.1145/2700171.2791036. ISBN 978-1-4503-3395-5. (Important finding: an analysis of the DBPedia Wikipedia subset shows that 15% of biographies are of women.)
- Klein, Maximilian; Konieczny, Piotr (2015). "Gender Gap Through Time and Space: A Journey Through Wikipedia Biographies and the "WIGI" Index". arXiv:1502.03086 [cs.CY]. (Interesting study, currently under peer review)
- Wagner, Claudia; Garcia, David; Jadidi, Mohsen; Strohmaier, Markus (2015). "It's a Man's Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia". arXiv:1501.06307 [cs.CY].
- Jason Wilson, "Are misogynists running Wikipedia?", Overland, 11 February 2015.
- Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Filippo Menczer, "First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia", arxiv, 9 February 2015
See also m:Gender gap/Research
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