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Gender studies | April 2020

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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 19.45% 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 April 2020
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This April, Women in Red is once again focusing on women in gender studies.

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 gender studies, 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)

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]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Some of those relating to gender studies are listed below:

  • Gender studies (both crowd-sourced and Wikidata listings/created automatically from Wikidata)

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. Peru María Antonieta Alva
  2. India Bano Haralu
  3. Croatia Rada Borić
  4. Nigeria Dorcas Oluwade
  5. Saudi Arabia Hala Al-Dosari
  6. Austria Maria Mesner
  7. France Nicole-Claude Mathieu
  8. ArgentinaSpain Judith Astelarra
  9. Puerto Rico Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
  10. France Anne-Marie Devreux
  11. Austria Ilse Korotin
  12. Denmark Birgitte Possing
  13. Ghana Akosua Adomako Ampofo - PIN
  14. GermanyAustria Claudia von Werlhof
  15. Bulgaria Krassimira Daskalova
  16. Canada Francine Descarries
  17. ItalyMorocco Souad Sbai - PIN
  18. India Rashmi Tiwari 25% smaller - but now a wiki biog, PIN
  19. South Africa Winifred Hoernlé - PIN
  20. Scotland St George's School, Edinburgh upgrade now mentions its place in history
  21. Scotland Mary Russell Walker
  22. United States Ada Cohen - improved
  23. United Kingdom Bedford College, London added some refs
  24. United Kingdom Eliza Bostock
  25. United Kingdom Lucy Harrison polish, PIN
  26. United Kingdom Elizabeth Jesser Reid pic & polish, PIN
  27. United Kingdom Elizabeth Anne Bostock
  28. India Kalavati Devi toilet builder TW, PIN
  29. India B. Codanayaguy rocket scientist TW, PIN
  30. My body, my choice
  31. United States Janine Austin Clayton - PIN
  32. India Padala Bhudevi - PIN
  33. India Rashmi Urdhwareshe award for empowerment
  34. India Nilza Wangmo award for empowerment
  35. Nigeria Angela Miri
  36. Czech Republic Věra Sokolová
  37. India Jamida Beevi
  38. United Kingdom Mary Campion
  39. United States M. Elizabeth Tidball

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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