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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

    Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
    Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.87% 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. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
    Online event
    starting 1 July 2020
    BLM demonstration in Hof, Germany
    Use social media to promote our work!
    FacebookWiki Women in Red
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    Add to articles
    • 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-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)


    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:



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    • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
    • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
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    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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