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Women's History Month | March 2019

Continuing global initiatives: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

March: Women's History Month mainpage Francophone Women

See also: Future events

Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.65% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–31 March 2019
Use social media to promote our work!
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PinterestMarch 2019 editathons
Hashtag#wikiwomeninred, #VisibleWikiWomen

In March, we celebrate International Women's Day (March 8th) and Women's History Month. Our main goals are to:

  • encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

As in previous years, this event is a collaboration between Women in Red and two other organizations: Art+Feminism and Whose Knowledge?.*

  • As usual, we will be offering our full support for all the activities supported by Art+Feminism. Below, you will find links to many lists of missing articles about various types of artists and feminists, as well as Boundbreakers, that is, women throughout the world who are really making a difference (such as activists, and so forth). These curated lists are meant to provide inspiration. But you are, of course, welcome to write articles on women who have contributed to art in the widest sense or who have been involved in feminism or generally campaigning for better conditions for women. Articles on women's works, associations, and writings are also welcome.
  • In addition, we invite you to upload as many new images as possible, whether on Wikipedia or Commons, in support of the Whose Knowledge? image campaign.
  • As we are celebrating Women's History Month, we also welcome coverage of women who have played an important historical role, whatever their interests or profession. They can be included under #1day1woman.

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.


Outcomes: Art+Feminism (articles)[edit]

Outcomes: VisibleWikiWomen (media)[edit]

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