Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/113

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Geofocus | Francophone Women | March 2019

Continuing global initiatives: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

March: Women's History Month: Art+Feminism & VisibleWikiWomen Geofocus: Francophone Women

See also: Future events

Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.69% 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. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
Online event
1–31 March 2019
Use social media to promote our work!
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PinterestMarch 2019 editathons

In March 2019, Women in Red is focusing on Francophone women, as part of the March festivities when French cultures worldwide celebrate their relationship. As we are not just addressing countries where the main language is French but those who are members of the "Francophonie" community, we are also including many with traditional relationships to French language and culture. You wil find them listed below under Redlists.

We hope both newcomers and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about the women in question, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event 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
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

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 have 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.


Articles to work on[edit]


These are lists of redlinked articles to be created. A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index.

Wikidata-generated lists related to women in countries where French is spoken as a primary or secondary language:

Additional Wikidata-generated lists related to women in Francophone countries with specific occupations:

Crowd-sourced lists related to women in Francophone countries:

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If possible, please include a source.

Works in progress (Drafts, AfCs, AfDs,…)[edit]

You can improve articles that have already been started which match this month's theme but need more work. Drafts may be listed here or on the Crowd-sourced lists above. Editors may list their userspace drafts here if they want assistance. Skilled editors can review articles submitted for creation (AfC). Articles considered for deletion (AfD) can be listed if they need improvements, such as adding citations to establish notability (use WP:HEY when done).

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Add to articles[edit]

  • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Choose applicable Categories including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.

Add to article talk pages[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-113}}
  • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

Link to[edit]

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Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

  1. France Humbeline of Jully - TW
  2. Haiti Sophia Martelly
  3. France Régina Badet - PIN
  4. Canada France Cayouette
  5. Morocco Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun TW
  6. Canada Monique Pariseau
  7. Luxembourg Simone Decker
  8. Canada Anne Desjardins
  9. Luxembourg Lily Unden
  10. France Théa Rojzman
  11. Luxembourg Lou Koster - destubbed TW
  12. Belgium Élise Champagne
  13. Ivory Coast Euphrasie Kouassi Yao
  14. Tunisia Chadlia Saïda Farhat
  15. Luxembourg Thérèse Glaesener-Hartmann - PIN
  16. Switzerland Noëlle Roger - PIN
  17. New Caledonia Cynthia Ligeard
  18. France Anne Ferrand
  19. France Suzanne Caubet - PIN
  20. Guadeloupe Lucie Julia
  21. France Renée Chemet - PIN
  22. Mali Keïta Aminata Maiga - PIN
  23. France Paulette del Baye - PIN
  24. France Carole Richert
  25. France Odette Le Fontenay - PIN
  26. France Loleh Bellon
  27. Niger Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou - PIN
  28. France Alice La Mazière
  29. Morocco Amina El Filali (upgraded)
  30. Ivory Coast Joséphine Guidy Wandja
  31. Belgium Blanche Rousseau
  32. France Yannick Bellon
  33. Democratic Republic of the Congo First Lady of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  34. France Christine Ferber - PIN
  35. Canada Diane Giguère
  36. France Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos - PIN
  37. Belgium Alice Melin
  38. France Marguerite Deval -upg, added img, PIN
  39. France Clara Filleul - PIN
  40. Switzerland Rahel Graf
  41. Haiti Dithny Joan Raton
  42. Canada List of Canadian women writers in French
  43. France Stéphanie de Virieu - PIN
  44. France Jeanne Ludwig - PIN
  45. Djibouti Moumina Houssein Darar - PIN
  46. France Amélie Trayaud
  47. Cameroon Lady Ponce TW, PIN
  48. France Blanche Hennebutte-Feillet TW, PIN
  49. France Hélène Feillet - PIN
  50. France Mona Ozouf
  51. Canada Nathalie Petrowski - PIN
  52. France Agnès Martin-Lugand - PIN
  53. France Germaine Schnitzer - PIN
  54. Canada Corinne De Vailly
  55. France Kenizé Mourad - PIN
  56. France Dora de Phillippe - PIN
  57. Republic of the Congo Laure Koléla
  58. Tunisia Fatma Chamakh-Haddad TW, PIN
  59. France Madeleine Braun - PIN TW
  60. Canada Denise Boucher
  61. Republic of the Congo Antoinette Sassou Nguesso - PIN
  62. Republic of the Congo First Lady of the Republic of the Congo
  63. France Isnelle Amelin
  64. France Jeanne Labourbe - PIN
  65. Belgium Alice D'Hermanoy - PIN
  66. Burkina Faso Mamounata Nikiéma
  67. Burkina Faso Safiatou Lopez
  68. France Laure Moulin TW
  69. Burkina Faso Hawa Boussim
  70. Canada Andrée Basilières
  71. Burkina Faso Apolline Traoré
  72. Burkina Faso Aminata Diallo Glez
  73. France Jeanne Moirod - PIN
  74. France Éliane Brault
  75. France Léonie Rouzade
  76. Mali Diané Mariam Koné
  77. France Gilberte Roca - PIN
  78. France Marie-Rose Astié de Valsayre - PIN
  79. France Suzanne Lavaud - PIN

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]