Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/169

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Reducing gender imbalance | June 2020

June: Pride United Nations Gender imbalance

July: July Julies Disability Women from Where?

and starting in July for an extended period: BLM/Anti-discrimination

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 19.33% 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 June 2020
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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 Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-169}}

We are introducing a new approach to our Geofocus this June, as we are going to concentrate on improving the coverage of women in countries where they are poorly represented either on the English Wikipedia and/or in those where serious imbalances exist between the sexes. We have tried to cover countries in all the continents, as you will see from the redlink lists below. To establish these we have used two sources: List of gender imbalance per country by number of biographies on the English Wikipedia; and the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2020, especially Table 1 showing "The Global Gender Gap Index 2020 rankings".

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women from countries requiring attention, 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. Those relating to countries requiring attention are listed below:

There are Wikidata lists for the following:

Central America & Caribbean
South America

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. Congo Free StateUnited States Isabel Grenfell Quallo - PIN
  2. ParaguaySloveniaBranislava Sušnikb - PIN
  3. Sri Lanka Dharisha Bastians
  4. Paraguay Concepción Leyes de Chaves
  5. Paraguay Lotte Schulz -PIN
  6. HungaryCanada Clara Lichtenstein -upg
  7. United States Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly - upgraded
  8. Honduras María Martha Díaz Velásquez - PIN
  9. Brazil Roberta Marquez - upgraded
  10. Brazil Carla Körbes - upgraded
  11. Uruguay Marcela Pini - PIN
  12. United States Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology see Cristina Villalobos
  13. Tonga Seu'ula Johansson-Fua
  14. Tuvalu Moira Simmons-Avafoa
  15. Hungary Norah Drewett de Kresz - PIN
  16. Portugal Angelina Vidal - PIN
  17. Hungary Anne Roselle - PIN
  18. Togo Angèle Dola Akofa Aguigah
  19. Portugal Francisca de Assis Martins Wood
  20. Portugal Guiomar Torrezão - PIN
  21. Germany Simone Techert
  22. Argentina Marina Huerta
  23. Portugal Alice Pestana - PIN
  24. Portugal Beatriz Pinheiro - PIN
  25. Uruguay Maria Collazo - PIN
  26. MoroccoFranceJacqueline Julien
  27. Yemen Huda Al-Sarari (lawyer)
  28. Libya Huda El-Sarari - PIN
  29. Portugal Rita Almeida
  30. Democratic Republic of the CongoCeline Fariala Mangaza
  31. Guinea-BissauCarmelita Pires
  32. UruguayDelfina Martínez (also 167)
  33. Chad Aziza Baroud - PIN
  34. Portugal Raquel Gameiro - PIN
  35. Qatar Mariam Mamdouh Farid
  36. Belize Debra Baptist-Estrada recreated after deletion, PIN
  37. Paraguay María Luisa Artecona de Thompson - PIN
  38. Brazil Cruz Nonata da Silva
  39. Brazil Fernanda Oliveira (dancer) - upgraded
  40. Portugal Lourdes Castro - PIN
  41. Pakistan Kanza Javed (AFC) - PIN
  42. Portugal Sarah Affonso
  43. Pakistan Onaza Ehsan
  44. Pakistan Rozina Tufail
  45. Monaco Nathalie Amoratti-Blanc
  46. Monaco Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo
  47. Monaco Marine Grisoul
  48. Monaco Nicole Manzone-Saquet

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

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