Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/165

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Geofocus Central and Eastern Europe | May 2020

May: Healthcare Women and their animals Mary Mary in the month of May Geofocus Central and Eastern Europe

June: Pride United Nations Gender imbalance

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 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 19.45% 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
1–31 May 2020
Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
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This May, Women in Red's geofocus is once again centered on women from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This event is part of the Wikimedia CEE Spring 2020. It includes an additional contest for CEE Women.

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 Central and Eastern Europe are listed below:

Limited or partial recognition

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

  • Zhānit D. Lazāryān [hy; fa] (1940-2014), Iranian-Armenian writer and author of Encyclopedia of Iranian Armenians (in Armenian). 2012. ISBN 978-9939-60-154-0. OCLC 847248788. (which itself probably has redlinks)
  • Tatyana Parkina [ru] (April 13, 1952 - May 6, 2020), Russian actress (I Cannot Say "Farewell", Applause, Applause..., The Dolphin's Cry).(Актриса Татьяна Паркина скончалась в возрасте 68 лет (in Russian))


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. Bulgaria Maria Zheleva
  2. Bulgaria Yuliyana Plevnelieva
  3. Slovenia Štefka Kučan
  4. Slovenia Tanja Pečar
  5. Slovenia First Lady of Slovenia
  6. Georgia (country) Manana Archvadze-Gamsakhurdia
  7. Austria Doris Schmidauer
  8. Austria Utta Isop
  9. Russia Nina Demme
  10. Turkey Betül Kırdar
  11. Turkey Viktorya Aviyente
  12. Turkey Ferhan Çeçen
  13. Turkey Kutlu Ö. Ülgen
  14. Georgia (country) Irma Sokhadze
  15. LithuaniaCanada Jurgita Dronina - improved
  16. Georgia (country) Tsisana Tatishvili
  17. Poland Flora Zygman - PIN
  18. Georgia (country) Stella Grigorian
  19. Germany Adele Rautenstrauch
  20. Bosnia and Herzegovina Branka Raunig
  21. Germany Uta Fritze-von Alvensleben
  22. Turkey Yeşim Arat
  23. Turkey Türkan Haliloğlu
  24. Germany Marie Bernays - PIN
  25. Germany Maria Paasche
  26. Czech Republic Zdenka Nemeškalová-Jiroudková
  27. Poland Eugenia Argiewicz - PIN
  28. AustriaScotlandEmma Ritter-Bondy
  29. FranceGermany Hélène Bouchet - upgraded
  30. Turkey Esra Battaloğlu
  31. Armenia Yevnige Salibian
  32. UkraineGermany Iana Salenko - expanded
  33. RomaniaUnited Kingdom Francesca Velicu
  34. Turkey Miray Bekbölet
  35. BulgariaTurkey Nesrin Özören (also WIR-163)
  36. Turkey Hayat Kabasakal
  37. Estonia Aino-Eevi Lukas - PIN
  38. Hungary Erna Rubinstein - PIN
  39. ItalyGermany Silvia Azzoni - expanded
  40. Hungary Lilly Dubowitz - expanded
  41. Czech Republic Erma Zarska - PIN
  42. Turkey Lale Akarun
  43. SpainGermany Elisa Badenes
  44. Turkey Gülay Barbarosoğlu
  45. Georgia (country) Tina Kahniashvili
  46. Georgia (country)United States Elizabeth K. Cahoon (also WIR-163)
  47. Turkey H. Nida Sen (also WIR-163)
  48. RussiaUnited States Veronika Part - upgraded
  49. Poland Janina Oyrzanowska-Poplewska
  50. Switzerland Elsa Ruegger - PIN
  51. Russia Tatyana Mavrina
  52. Greece Stavroula Mili (also WIR-163)
  53. Germany Kathrin Muegge (also WIR-163)
  54. Germany Esta Sterneck (also WIR-163)
  55. Slovenia Monika Pogladič (also WIR-151)
  56. Austria Tilly Bébé
  57. Czech Republic Ella Tvrdková - PIN
  58. Switzerland Cécile Butticaz -destub, PIN
  59. Croatia Jadranka Lončarek
  60. Czech RepublicUnited States Ella Bradna - PIN
  61. Turkey H. Efsun Arda
  62. Soviet Union Basti Bagirova - PIN
  63. Hungary Erzsébet Simonyi - PIN
  64. Hungary Dalma Iványi
  65. UkraineUnited States Irina Dvorovenko - upgraded
  66. UkraineUnited States Christine Shevchenko - upgraded, PIN
  67. Austria Natascha Mair - upgraded
  68. Russian EmpireGeorgian Soviet Socialist Republic Christine Tsintsadze - PIN
  69. Greece Eva Asderaki - created from redirect (also WIR-151), PIN
  70. RussiaUnited States Maria Kochetkova - upgraded (also (WIR-166), PIN
  71. Czech RepublicUnited Kingdom Daria Klimentová - upgraded, PIN
  72. Romania White Squadron (Romania) (also WIR-163)
  73. Czech Republic Dagmar Burešová - upgraded
  74. Austria Herma Menth - PIN
  75. Czech Republic Marie Heritesová - PIN

Did You Know features[edit]

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Outcomes (media)[edit]

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