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MENA Women Artists | May 2016

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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 19.80% 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. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome to participate in the work of Women in Red!

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DatesMay 2016
LocationThis is a virtual, global event... you can participate from anywhere in the world
HostsWomen in Red, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
FacilitatorsRosiestep; Pharos & Victuallers

Celebrating MENA Women Artists

In May 2016, Women in Red is focusing on women artists of the Middle East / North Africa. Anyone can take part in this event, whatever their previous experience. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies of some of the many past and present notable women artists associated with this region who are still red-linked or underdeveloped on the English Wikipedia. Other articles regarding women artists, such as the works they created, and so on, are also welcome. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. See the "Resources and Red links" section below for guidance.

As part of MENA Artists Month, the Guggenheim will host its fourth Wikipedia edit-a-thon — or, #guggathon — to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and to counter geocultural systemic bias on Wikipedia.

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

Contest and prizes[edit]

Wikipedia Asian Month - Written Postcards at Wikimedia Taiwan.

During the MENA Artists Month, an editor on any language Wikipedia who contributes, or substantially expands, at least 3 (three) articles about 20th and 21st centuries artists in the MENA region, will be mailed a Guggenheim postcard and Susan Hefuna-designed temporary tattoo, and Guggenheim exhibition catalogs for top contributors.


You can also sign up @ MENA Artists Month English Wikipedia hub to be eligible for prizes.

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Resources and red links[edit]

  1. Crowd-sourced women artists redlink list
  2. Crowed-sourced women photographers redlink list
  3. WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Art of the Middle East
  4. Guggathon bibliography

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Add these to articles[edit]

Add these to article talkpages[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}}
  • if applicable{{WikiProject Women artists}}{{WikiProject Architecture}}
  • Important: Please also include the MENA editathon template for this event: {{WIR-MENA 2016}}


  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here – most recent at the top

Did You Know features[edit]

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

  • add here - most recent at the top with date of publication
  1. Lili Almog - 29 May
  2. Heba Amin - 18 May

Press about the event[edit]

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Event templates[edit]