Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/135
Geofocus: Defunct countries | September 2019
Continuing global initiatives:
|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 18.01% 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!
1–30 September 2019
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|September 2019 editathons|
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In September 2019, Women in Red's geofocus in on defunct countries, especially those which were still recognized in the 20th century. Those with opportunities for covering women include Czechoslovakia, Gran Colombia, Hawaiian Kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, Moldavia, Newfoundland, the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, Rhodesia, Wallachia, Yugoslavia, and of course the Soviet Union. Many others are included in the List of former sovereign states.
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)
- 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.
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 useful for this priority is listed below.
Women from the following countries were originally citizens of Yugoslavia:
A number of women born in Gran Colombia before it was split up in 1831 are included in:
Women born in Prussia (before 1932) or in East Germany (between 1949 and 1990) are included in:
Women born in the Ottoman Empire before 1920 are included in:
Add other red links here, if possible with a source:
- Ipigott (talk) 14:58, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
- Rosiestep (talk) 14:55, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
- SusunW (talk) 15:34, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
- MarioGom (talk) 15:36, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
- Penny Richards (talk) 17:47, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
- Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 05:29, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
- Victuallers (talk) 20:15, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
Promote our work
- 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
Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new
Did You Know features
- Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
- Please add this category to the image if you're uploading it to Commons: Media supported by WikiProject Women in Red - 2019
Add here – most recent at the top
Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii