Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/146

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Women who died in 2019
(Dec 2019 - Jan 2020)

January: 2019 deaths Activists Public domain Geofocus: Central America

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Focus on sports

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 December 2019 to 31 January 2020
María Bazán, Spanish actor
Noriko, Miyagawa, Japanese politician
Lourdes Ruiz, Mexican promoter of popular culture
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestDecember 2019 editathons
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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}}.
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  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-146}}

This December, with an extension into January, we are focusing on the notable women who died in 2019, whatever their country or occupation. Many of them will have been covered in detail in the obituaries published in newspapers and journals around the world.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies about notable women who have recently passed away, including their writings or other works. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors 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]

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

From The New York TimesNotable Deaths 2019

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

Existing articles which need improvement (searches are approximate):


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

In January 2020
In December 2019
  1. United Kingdom Ruth van Heyningen
  2. SwitzerlandUnited States Evelyne Daitz
  3. United States Deborah Marrow - PIN
  4. United States Rebecca Walker Steele
  5. Spain Laura Almerich - PIN
  6. United States Barbara Sutton Curtis - PIN
  7. Finland Carita Nyström
  8. Australia Roslyn Poignant
  9. United States Barbara Hibbs Blake
  10. Singapore Asmah Laili
  11. Spain Ascención Mendieta
  12. DenmarkFrance Merete Gerlach-Nielsen
  13. Canada Mikayla Martin
  14. United States Ann Roniger - PIN
  15. Nepal Tejshree Thapa upgraded
  16. United States Adelie Landis Bischoff
  17. United States Elka Gilmore
  18. United States Brunilda Ruiz
  19. United States Marilyn Saviola - PIN
  20. United States Carolyn Konheim
  21. Austria Barbara Wolfgang-Krenn
  22. CubaUnited States Rosa Porto
  23. Spain Concha Hidalgo
  24. Catalonia Anna Manel·la - PIN
  25. Russia Anastasiya Berezina - PIN
  26. Czech Republic Gabriela Basařová TW, PIN
  27. Netherlands Wil Velders-Vlasblom TW, PIN
  28. South Africa Nomhle Nkonyeni
  29. France Julienne Salvat TW, PIN
  30. Sweden Maj Bylock TW, PIN
  31. Finland Kirsti Ilvessalo TW, PIN
  32. Argentina Alicia Beatriz Casullo TW, PIN
  33. Austria Ingrid Nargang TW, PIN
  34. Slovenia Zinka Zorko TW, PIN
  35. Serbia Sabrina Vlaškalić TW, PIN
  36. Sweden Ursula Wirth - PIN
  37. Spain Pilar Paz Pasamar TW
  38. Argentina Silvia Montanari
  39. Mexico Thelma Nava TW, PIN
  40. Argentina Beatriz Taibo - PIN
  41. SpainCatalonia Pepita Pardell TW, PIN
  42. United States Leann Birch
  43. France Claude-Hélène Perrot TW, PIN
  44. Poland Alina Kabata-Pendias TW, PIN
  45. United States Dotty Mack by @Wllmlos:, PIN TW
  46. New Zealand June Jackson TW, PIN
  47. Slovenia Mojca Senčar TW, PIN
  48. Switzerland Esther Fischer-Homberger TW, PIN
  49. Finland Rauha S. Virtanen TW, PIN
  50. Greece Fróso Spentzári
  51. Taiwan Ching-Liang Lin - PIN
  52. Chile Violeta Zúñiga TW, PIN
  53. Japan Fumiko Hori
  54. United KingdomCanada Jane Millgate TW
  55. LebanonBrazil Odette Eid TW, PIN
  56. Portugal Argentina Santos - PIN
  57. Italy Anna Costanza Baldry
  58. United States Babs Simpson
  59. Italy Delia Vaccarello - TW, PIN
  60. Iraq Bahija Khalil - PIN
  61. Argentina Adelaida Negri - PIN
  62. Chile Albertina Martínez Burgos - TW
  63. CyprusTurkey Şule Yüksel Şenler - TW
  64. France Danièle Heymann - TW, PIN
  65. Poland Anna Kochanowska - PIN
  66. Ukraine Peredrij Ganna Romanivna - PIN
  67. Norway Aud Blegen Svindland - PIN
  68. Jordan Alia Abu Tayeh - PIN
  69. Uzbekistan Ravilja Salimova
  70. SpainCatalonia Montserrat Soliva Torrentó - TW
  71. France Anne Vanderlove TW, PIN
  72. Germany Angelika Mertens
  73. Russia Lyudmila Verbitskaya - TW, PIN
  74. SpainBalearic Islands Aina Moll Marquès - TW, PIN
  75. United States Florence Signaigo Wagner - TW
  76. Austria Annemarie Pawlik - PIN
  77. Germany Petra Fuhrmann - PIN
  78. Switzerland Marie-Madeleine Prongué
  79. Germany Heidi Hetzer
  80. Austria Gabriela Moser - PIN
  81. Puerto Rico Vera Clemente - PIN
  82. Austria Andrea Fraunschiel TW
  83. Bulgaria Violeta Gindeva - PIN TW
  84. United States Esther Takei Nishio TW

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]