Women from the Arab world | December 2019
2020 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 Humaniki, only 19.69% 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.|
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1–31 December 2019
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|December 2019 editathons|
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This December, we are concentrating on women from the Arab World, a topic which provides scope for covering notable women from all the countries of North Africa and the Middle East as well as those who have emigrated to other areas of the globe.
Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about Arab women, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. 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)
- 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.
A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to women from the countries of the Arab League are listed below:
Manual redlink lists:
- Most powerful Arab women 2013
- Most powerful Arab women 2015
- Arab women writers
- Women from Central Arabia
Add other red links here, if possible with a source:
- Alex Hirschi, car journalist and social media influencer.
- Alisha Moopen, Director and CEO of Aster DM Healthcare.
- Amna Al Owais, Emirati lawyer, CEO of DIFC Courts.
- Aline Ashkarian, Country General Manager of Patchi UAE.
- Debbie Stanford Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas
- Jade Robertson, publishing director at Austin Macauley Publishers.
- Eaman Al Roudhan, CEO of Zain Kuwait.
- Joelle Mardinian, makeup artist, television host and entrepreneur. Founder of Maison de Joelle.
- Huda El-Sarari, founder of 218 TV.
- Maryam Bahlooq, CEO of Tanfeeth.
- Andreea Voica, Romanian fashion entrepreneur based in Dubai.
- Beatrice Cornacchia, head of marketing and communication for the Middle East and Africa at Mastercard.
- Marjan Faraidooni, Senior Vice President of Legacy Development at Expo 2020 Dubai.
- Mona Ataya, CEO of Mumzworld.
- Nadia Zaal, CEO of Al Barara and Zaya Living.
- Najla Al Midfa, Emirati businessperson.
- Nashwa Al Ruwaini, CEO at Pyramedia.
- Noor Sweid, venture capitalist. Founder of Global Ventures.
- Reem Osman, CEO of Saudi German Hospital (SGH) Group UAE.
- Nadine Labbaki, Lebanese filmmaker.
- Sarah Al Suhaimi, the first woman to chair the Saudi stock exchange, Tadawul.
- Rania Nashar is a Saudi banker. She is CEO of Sambia Financial Group, the first female CEO of a Saudi listed bank.
- Randa Bessiso, founding director of the Middle East Centre at the University of Manchester.
- Muna Al Hashemi, Deputy CEO of Batelco Group.
- Ipigott (talk) 15:42, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
- Penny Richards (talk) 22:26, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
- Rosiestep (talk) 23:08, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
- Abishe (talk) 01:15, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
- Droodkin (talk) 07:21, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
- lajmmoore (Lajmmoore (talk) 09:54, 26 November 2019 (UTC))
- ~ oulfis 🌸(talk) 05:51, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
- Victuallers (talk) 23:25, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
- PamD 16:37, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
- MarioGom (talk) 15:54, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
- Megalibrarygirl (talk) 21:17, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
- Scanlan (talk) 02:59, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
- [[User:Alsoriano97|Alsoriano97}} (talk) 13:15, 27 December 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
- Muna Jabbur
- 'Perpetua' of Hippo
- Naïma Ben Ali
- Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf who has studied the life of educator Ina Beasley who served in Sudan 1939-49! V interesting pair!
- Muna Al Hashemi
- Khadija Abeba
- Nacéra Benseddik
- Asma Halim
- Aïcha Ben Abed
- Khatereh Parvaneh - PIN
- Maria Saadeh
- Aïcha Snoussi
- Khadidja Hamdi
- Hawa Al-Tagtaga - PIN
- Najma Kousri - PIN
- Odette Eid TW, PIN
- Fatima Talib
- Amran Mohamed Ahmed
- Saïda Hossini TW
- The Association of Women Heads of Households TW
- Aminetou Mint El-Moctar The Association of Women Heads of Households TW, PIN
- Bahija Khalil - PIN TW
- Laila Neihoum
- Sawsan Taqawi
- Rana al-Tonsi - PIN
- Queen Jumbe-Souli - PIN
- Choukri Djibah
- Messouda Mint Baham
- Tassadit Yacine
- Alia Abu Tayeh - PIN
- Amal Azzudin (upgraded)
- / Carolina De Oliveira
- Reema Juffali - TW TW x 2, PIN
- Waed Bouhassoun
- Kafa Al-Zou'bi
- Myrna T. Semaan
Did You Know features
- Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
- Reema Juffali - 17 January
- 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
Reema Juffali at Oulton Park in 2019 (Flickr donation)
Reema Juffali and car at Thruxton (Flickr donation)