Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/173

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BLM/Anti-discrimination | Jul–Dec 2020

2021 January: Climate and environment Public domain Women who died in 2020 (continuing)

2021 Q1 contest: Africa contest

2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

2020 December: Philanthropists Women who died in 2020

2020 Q4 contest: Asia contest

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 BLM/Anti-discrimination

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 19.34% 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!
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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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  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-173}}

October is Black History Month in the UK. Take this opportunity of creating biographies of notable British women of colour.

From July to December 2020, as a result of the rapid development of interest in Black Lives Matter (BLM) and anti-discrimination, we have decided to embark on an editathon over an extended period. It complements WikiProject Black Lives Matter's June, July, and August editathons. Now we are providing specific focus on women around the world, who have suffered discrimination or marginalization as a result of their ethnic, religious or cultural origins. In addition to African Americans, among others they include Aborigines, Arabs, Armenians, Berbers, Biharis, Blacks, Copts, Dalits, Hispanics, Hindus, Inuit, Jews, Kashmiris, Kurds, Maoris, Mestizos, Mongols, Muslims, Rohingyas, Romas, Samis, Sindhis, Somalis, ,Tamils ,Tibetans, Uyghurs and Yupiks. The redlists below cover some of these.

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 states around the world lacking general recognition, 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 women in connection with BLM or anti-discrimination are listed below:

There are also individual lists which incorporate black women from the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. These include:

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. United States Antonia Hylton
  2. United Kingdom SuAndi
  3. Burkina Faso Mariam Lamizana
  4. United Kingdom Gloria Ojulari Sule
  5. United States Bettie Mae Fikes
  6. Tunisia Alya Baffoun
  7. Tanzania Ruth Meena
  8. United States Solange Ashby
  9. ChallengeAccepted
  10. Zimbabwe Angeline Makore
  11. United States Wall of Moms
  12. CameroonUnited States Stella Immanuel
  13. United States The Feminist on Cellblock Y
  14. United States Diarra Kilpatrick
  15. United Kingdom Dorothy Monekosso
  16. Democratic Republic of the Congo Solange Lusiku Nsimire
  17. Zambia Zambia Alliance of Women
  18. Scotland Zimbabwe Panashe Muzambe
  19. United States Misa Hylton
  20. Ivory Coast Macoura Dao
  21. Ethiopia Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel
  22. United States Elaine J. Coates
  23. Israel Ethiopia Nigist Mengesha
  24. Saint Helena Belinda Bennett
  25. United Kingdom Rena Lalgie
  26. Brazil Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto
  27. United Kingdom Beatrice Honour Davy
  28. United Kingdom Madge Easton Anderson pic and polish
  29. United Kingdom Diana Uhlman
  30. Italy Antonella Bundu
  31. JamaicaUnited Kingdom Paulette Wilson
  32. African Union Network for Locally Elected Women of Africa
  33. United States Gertie Brown
  34. United States Kamilah Forbes
  35. United Kingdom Maria Oshodi
  36. United Kingdom Nina Edge
  37. United Kingdom Jacky Wright
  38. United States Thandekile Ruth Mason Mvusi
  39. Sierra Leone Enid Forde
  40. Liberia Abeodu Bowen Jones
  41. BrazilUnited States Ingrid Silva
  42. United States Sam Jay upgrade
  43. Nigeria Republic of Ireland Yemi Adenuga
  44. United States Sherrilyn Ifill upgrade, PIN
  45. United States Stacey Abrams upgrade, PIN
  46. United Kingdom Joy Francis
  47. United Kingdom Guyana Accabre Huntley
  48. United States Shelly M. Jones FB/PIN
  49. United Kingdom Juliet Gilkes Romero
  50. United States Chrystul Kizer case
  51. United States Gylbert Coker
  52. Trinidad and Tobago Maureen Warner-Lewis
  53. United States Nadia Nurhussein
  54. United States Stormie Forte
  55. United States Rebekah Weatherspoon
  56. United Kingdom Janice Okoh
  57. DenmarkUnited States Virgin Islands Edith L. Williams
  58. United Kingdom A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020
  59. United States Lana Turner (stylist)
  60. United States Theresa Greene Reed
  61. Nicaragua Loria Raquel Dixon Brautigam
  62. Ethiopia Shitaye Alemu
  63. DenmarkUnited States Virgin Islands Bertha C. Boschulte - PIN
  64. CanadaUnited States Rachael McLaren
  65. Jamaica Tanya Shirley
  66. Costa Rica Thelma Darkings - PIN
  67. United States Dolores Mercedes Franklin
  68. Haiti Luce Turnier
  69. United States Zora Kramer Brown - PIN
  70. United States Celeste O'Connor
  71. Saint Lucia Patricia Turnbull
  72. United States Vivian Scott - PIN
  73. United Kingdom Helen (charles)
  74. United Kingdom Centerprise Women's Café
  75. United States Althea Waites
  76. United States Lois Towles - PIN
  77. India P. Kausalya
  78. India Swaraj Vidwan
  79. United States Mildred Pitts Walter
  80. Central African RepublicFrance Jane Vialle
  81. United States Mary Le Ravin
  82. United States Ernesta G. Procope
  83. Tanzania Regia Mtema
  84. Ivory Coast Albertine Hépié Gnanazan
  85. United States Thomasina Talley Greene - PIN
  86. United KingdomDominica Trish Cooke
  87. JamaicaGermany Nerine Barrett
  88. United States Women, Race and Class
  89. United States Julia Coney
  90. United States Claudia Conway
  91. Sierra Leone Murietta Olu-Williams
  92. GrenadaUnited Kingdom Jean Buffong
  93. United States Marsha Aizumi
  94. United States Alicia Graf Mack - PIN
  95. Uganda Jane Bakaluba
  96. United Kingdom Brixton Black Women's Group
  97. Puerto RicoUnited States Petra Allende - PIN
  98. Congo Free StateUnited States Isabel Grenfell Quallo - PIN
  99. United States Monica Webb Hooper

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