Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/177

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    Women in conflict zones | September 2020

    including interwiki collaboration, Women of WWII

    September: Women writers Women in conflict zones

    October: Asia contest STEM

    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 19.80% 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
    1–30 September 2020
    Ela Bhatt with Palestinian women (2009)
    Use social media to promote our work!
    FacebookWiki Women in Red
    PinterestSeptember 2020 editathons
    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}}.
    Add to article talk pages
    • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
    • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
    • Editathon banner: {{WIR-177}}

    This month, for the first time, we are focusing on women in conflict zones around the world. The List of ongoing armed conflicts provides a good overview of the countries and regions in question. There are opportunities for writing general articles on the world situation as well as country-based articles. See Afghanistan conflict (1978–present), Women in Afghanistan, Women in Yemen, Syrian civil war, Women in Syria, and Women in the Mexican Drug War as examples of pertinent coverage. Then of course we should be creating biographies of women who have played a significant role in zones of conflict as well as those who have been subject to aggression or violence. Please feel free to add redlinks to the Redlists section below.

    We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating articles on women in zones of conflict.

    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]

    Red-link lists on women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below.

    Wikidata (WD) red-link lists of women's biographies, by country, in other language versions of Wikipedia, as well as a few redlists that are crowd-sourced (CS):

    Additional WD redlists:

    The following external links might be useful:

    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: Women of World War II[edit]

    Interwiki collaboration, m:World War II… 75 Years After

    Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

    1. Philippines Josefina Guerrero - technically, just caught this under New Pages, and nominated it at DYK
    2. United StatesIran Nilla Cram Cook -PIN
    3. United States Beulah Ream Allen
    4. Germany Emmy Zehden
    5. United Kingdom Sylvia Storey - PIN

    New or upgraded articles: Other[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
    • Josefina Guerrero - 2 November

    Outcomes (media)[edit]

    Add here – most recent at the top

    Press about the event[edit]

    Event templates[edit]