Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/134

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Women writers | September 2019

Continuing global initiatives: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

September: Law Military history Writers Geofocus: Defunct countries

August: Sports Indigenous women Film and stage Geofocus: Millennial 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 Humaniki, only 19.56% 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
1–30 September 2019
Taiwo Odubiyi, writer from Nigeria
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In September 2019, Women in Red is once again focusing on women writers from around the world.

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]

Red-link lists on women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below.

Wikidata (WD) red-link lists: women's biographies by country in other language versions of Wikipedia, as well as a few that are crowd-sourced (CS):

For a general but incomplete world listing of red-linked writers, see Writers

Crowd sourced[edit]

Wikidata by country[edit]

Wikidata by occupation[edit]

New Wikidata list[edit]

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


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. Russian EmpireGeorgian Soviet Socialist Republic Nino Tkeshelashvili
  2. Switzerland Mirjam Indermaur
  3. MexicoConchi León TW
  4. France Pauline Ménard-Dorian
  5. France Jeanne Hugo
  6. Republic of IrelandItalyBella Duffy TW
  7. United KingdomAnna Ross TW
  8. United Kingdom Nadja Malacrida (improved)
  9. Republic of IrelandLady Clodagh Beresford TW
  10. Republic of IrelandEmily Charlotte de Burgh, Countess of Cork TW
  11. AlgeriaAmèle El Mahdi
  12. CanadaThao Lam
  13. CanadaCelina Kalluk
  14. Republic of IrelandNiamh Sharkey TW
  15. United StatesMarissa Lingen TW
  16. CanadaRepublic of IrelandAustraliaEmily Elizabeth Shaw Beavan TW
  17. United States Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book
  18. United KingdomElizabeth Yorke, Countess of Hardwicke TW, PIN
  19. CanadaRepublic of IrelandRhoda Cosgrave Sivell TW
  20. United States Betty Halbreich
  21. Canada Andrea Jourdan (AfC and upgrade), PIN
  22. Republic of IrelandIda Margaret Graves Poore TW, PIN
  23. Republic of IrelandLady Blanche Girouard TW
  24. IndiaRambha Gandhi
  25. CanadaRepublic of IrelandNina Moore Jamieson TW, PIN
  26. CanadaRepublic of IrelandEllen Kyle Noel TW
  27. CanadaRepublic of IrelandElizabeth Hely Walshe TW
  28. Kingdom of Romania Ana Conta-Kernbach - PIN
  29. New Zealand Kate JasonSmith
  30. AustraliaRepublic of IrelandAgnes G. Murphy TW
  31. United States Karen Saywitz add image, PIN
  32. United StatesRepublic of IrelandMaude Glasgow TW
  33. United States Grace Dane Mazur (upgrade)
  34. England Jools Walker (AfC)
  35. Republic of IrelandMabel Sharman Crawford TW
  36. United States Alli Webb (AfC)
  37. Republic of IrelandLetitia McClintock TW
  38. United KingdomSerbia Nevena Bridgen (AfC and upgraded)
  39. United States Anna Cox Brinton - PIN
  40. Republic of IrelandE. Owens Blackburne TW
  41. CanadaRepublic of IrelandSarah Herbert TW
  42. United States Christine N. Govan (upgraded) PIN
  43. Republic of IrelandAlicia Catherine Mant TW
  44. United States Vi Keeland (AfC)
  45. Australia Catherine Deakin - PIN
  46. Afghanistan Makhfi Badakhshi (improve)
  47. United States Ann Arensberg
  48. Spain Carmen Barbará image, PIN
  49. Republic of IrelandDeirdre Sullivan TW
  50. Israel Zohar Shavit (AfC) PIN
  51. United States Karen Thompson Walker
  52. The Dreamers (novel) (AfC)
  53. Canada Jasmine Dubé
  54. GermanyUnited States Christina Scheppelmann
  55. United Kingdom Elizabeth Bowen Thompson - TW, PIN
  56. ColombiaUnited States Salt Cathedral (band) (AfC)
  57. Casaquin (AfC)
  58. United KingdomMeta Mayne ReidTW
  59. Republic of IrelandNicola Pierce TW
  60. Canada Monique Corriveau - PIN
  61. Republic of IrelandAoife Dooley TW
  62. Tanzania Canada Sophia Mustafa
  63. Republic of Ireland Nora Dryhurst TW, PIN
  64. Republic of IrelandAnne Isabella Robertson TW
  65. United StatesMabel Addis TW
  66. Republic of IrelandSarah Maria Griffin TW
  67. Republic of IrelandFranceSophie Raffalovich TW
  68. United Kingdom Canada Rosalie K. Fry
  69. Canada Marie-Rose Turcot
  70. Demitoilet (AfC)
  71. United Kingdom Witchcraft in early modern Britain
  72. United States Canada Cecilia Viets Jamison
  73. United Kingdom Canada Anne Mary Perceval
  74. Australia A Guide to Berlin (Jones novel) (AfC)
  75. United States Elizabeth Pratt Grinnell - PIN
  76. Tanzania Sofia Kawawa (AfC) - PIN
  77. United States Dorothy Stein (AfC)
  78. Republic of Ireland Mary Reynolds (landscape designer) (AfC)
  79. United States Lydia Mary Fay - TW
  80. LebanonUnited Arab Emirates Zeina Soufan (AfC), PIN
  81. Sweden Karin Wilhelmson
  82. United States Diane Paragas (AfC)
  83. United Kingdom Elizabeth Gooch
  84. United States Melinda Rankin - TW
  85. Romania Smaranda Gheorghiu
  86. United Kingdom Rose Moutray Read - TW
  87. Netherlands Marith Iedema (AfC)
  88. Soviet Union Galina Nikolaeva
  89. IranUnited States Hoda Katebi (AfC)
  90. United States Beulah Woolston - TW
  91. Sámi peopleFinland Helvi Poutasuo - TW
  92. Sámi peopleNorway Anna Jacobsen - TW
  93. Italy Angela Veronese - TW, PIN
  94. United States Harriet Merrick Warren (expanded)
  95. Japan Kiharu Nakamura
  96. United States Elizabeth Fenwick Way
  97. Brazil Anajá Caetano
  98. United States E. Florence Barker - TW
  99. United States Alice Polk Hill
  100. The Bahamas Helen Burns Higgs
  101. United Kingdom Amal Fashanu (AfC), PIN
  102. Canada Jan Peterson (AfC) - TW
  103. United States Suzy Shinn (improve)
  104. East TimorPortugalMaria Ângela Carrascalão - PIN, TW
  105. EnglandRepublic of Ireland Lady Elizabeth Echlin
  106. United StatesRepublic of Ireland Sue Booth-Forbes
  107. United States Amanda L. Aikens - TW, PIN
  108. Israel Margot Klausner (AfC), PIN TW
  109. United States Ann Head (AfC), PIN
  110. United States Mary Jane Aldrich - TW, PIN
  111. United States Adeliza Perry - PIN
  112. United States Emma B. Alrich - added 2nd image, PIN
  113. Zimbabwe Zodwa Nyoni TW
  114. United StatesVivian Yeiser Laramore TW, PIN
  115. Tunisia Emna Mizouni - PIN TW
  116. Azerbaijan Fəridə Vəzirova - PIN TW
  117. England Elizabeth Fane (patron)
  118. New Zealand Slinky Malinki (expanded)
  119. United States Mary Ritter Beard (expanded)

Did You Know features[edit]

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

Outcomes (media)[edit]

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