Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/175

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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 18.93% 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.
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1–31 August 2020
Sanna Marin, prime minister of Finland
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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.
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This August, for our geofocus priority we are introducing a new approach. We are covering countries which have a female head of state or government. From List of elected and appointed female heads of state and government you will see that there are currently some 21 countries governed by women, some large, some small. From the redlinks below, you can choose which ones you would like to cover. Anyone can take part. We hope both new contributors and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women from these countries, whatever their field of interest. We also welcome articles on their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. If you wish, you can of course write articles on notable women from any other country, 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 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]

In addition, we have Wikidata red-link lists on women from all the countries mentioned which can be found in the WiR redlists. CS points to crowd-sourced lists while WD links to lists created automatically from Wikidata. The following should be particularly useful in identifying women from the countries we are covering:

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

Participants[edit]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

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Key:

  • 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

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]

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