Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/162

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Geofocus Caucasus | April 2020

April: Gender studies Dance Geofocus on Caucasus VisibleWikiWomen

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 WHGI, only 18.27% 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's geofocus is centred on the Caucasus. The region includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and parts of Russia.

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 from the area, 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 the Caucasus are listed below:

  • Armenia (created automatically from Wikidata)
  • Azerbaijan (created automatically from Wikidata)
  • Georgia (created automatically from Wikidata)
  • Russia (created automatically from Wikidata)

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






Krasnodar Kray[edit]

North Ossetia[edit]


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. Abkhazia Marina Bartsyts
  2. RussiaUnited Kingdom Alexandra Tolstoy - improved
  3. Krasnodar Krai Berta Borodkina
  4. Georgia (country) Bela Chekurishvili
  5. Azerbaijan Gamar Sheyda
  6. Russia Marianna Maksimovskaya - PIN
  7. Armenia Hripsime Djanpoladjian - PIN
  8. Georgia (country) Chatuna Gogaladze - PIN
  9. Dagestan Sevil Novruzova
  10. Russia Svetlana Sheveleva - PIN
  11. Georgia (country) Natalia Palavandishvili
  12. Georgia (country) Natela Iankoshvili
  13. Georgia (country) Esma Oniani
  14. Georgia (country) Ekaterine Abuladze
  15. Georgia (country) Ia Arsenishvili
  16. Georgia (country) Keti Davlianidze
  17. Georgia (country) Dali Podiashvili

Did You Know features[edit]

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

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]