Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/131

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Millennial countries | August 2019

Continuing: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

August: Sports Indigenous women Film and stage Geofocus: Millennial countries

September: Law Military history Writers Defunct countries

See also: Future events

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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 WHGI, only 18.07% 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 August 2019
Oliveria Lakic from Montenegro
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
Twitter@wikiwomeninred
PinterestAugust 2019 editathons
Hashtag#wikiwomeninred
Add to articles
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  • 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
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  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-131}}

In August 2019 Women in Red is focusing on women from recently established countries, especially those formed since the year 2000. These include East Timor (2002), Eritrea (2002), Ethiopia (as a republic 2002), Kosovo (2008), Montenegro (2006), Palestine (2007), Saudi Arabia (establishment of First Saudi State 2000), Serbia (2006), South Sudan (2011), Sri Lanka (independence from the UK 2009), Sudan (2010), and Ukraine (independence from Russia 2014). Several ex-Yugoslavian countries were established in the 1990s, including Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), Croatia (1991), North Macedonia (1991) and Slovenia (1991). The former Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. The following declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990: Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova; and in 1991: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in all fields of interest in various countries, 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.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

We have red-link lists on women from many different countries, which can be found in the WiR Redlist index. The following Wikidata lists should be particularly useful in connection with women from Millennial countries:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

Participants[edit]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]

Key:

  • 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

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

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]