Women who died in 2020
(Dec 2020 - Jan 2021)
2021 Q1 contest:
2021 global initiatives:
1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
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Once again in December and January we are focusing on notable women who died in 2020, whatever their country or occupation. Many of them will have been covered in detail in the obituaries published in newspapers and journals around the world.
Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women who have recently passed away, including their writings or other works.
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 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 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) and via nominations to In The News.
- 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, upload any of the images to Pinterest, or successfully nominate for In The News, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.
We have red-link lists on women from all relevant fields, which can be found in our redlist index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below.
Crowd-sourced (CS) and Wikidata (WD) red-link lists: women's biographies in other language versions of Wikipedia:
Add other red links here, if possible with a source:
Deaths in 2020 (for prior months, use history to find version before redlinks removed)
- Faith Stewart-Gordon (redirect), Doyenne of the Russian Tea Room
- Bess Abell, Social Secretary in Johnson White House
- Eleanor Jacobs, a Force Behind the Earth Shoe Phenomenon
- Before August TBD
UK Guardian obituaries:
- Mary Baines (1932-2020), English palliative care physician.
- Mary Boston (1923-2020), English child psychotherapist.
- Althea Braithwaite (1940-2020), English children's author, illustrator, publisher and glass artist.
- Wendy Cooling (1941-2020), English teacher, author and anthologist.
- Diana Devlin (1941-2020), drama teacher and theatre scholar.
- Leah Fritz (1931-2020), poet.
- Molly Maher (died 2020), gas safety campaigner.
- Barbara Pointon (1939-2020), music lecturer and dementia campaigner.
- Elisabeth Russell Taylor (1930-2020), English writer.
- Najwa Abbas Gadaeldam / Najwa Abbas Gadaheldam, Sudanese diplomat.
- Anastasie Akamba (died 2020), Cameroonian doctor
- Royana Black (1973-2020), American actor.
- Chizoba Bosah / Chizoba Sam-Boye / Chizoba Bosah Sam-Boye (1968-2020), Nollywood actress
- Caroline West Duah / Caroline West (1941-2020), English poet.
- Shahina Fayyaz (1959-2020), Pakistani nematologist.
- Evelyn Foyagem (died 2020), Cameroonian publisher, former Secretary of SOPECAMlink
- Sonja Grossner (1942-2020) was a British artist and activist.
- Emmanuella Pobeni Adepoju, commonly known as Iya Jogbo (died 2020), Nigerian radio presenter
- Nombulelo Makhubu, South African witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Nomasonto Maswanganyi, better known as Mshoza (1983-2020) was a South African kwaito musician
- Rachel Muyal (1933-2020), Moroccan Jewish bookshop owner and writer. Click for starter article
- Louisa Nwobodo (1942-2020), Nollywood actress
- Jennifer Omole (died 3 January 2020), Nollywood actress
- Patience Oseni (died 17 Debruary 2020), Nollywood actress
- Nuwoe A. D. Scott, Liberian politcian.
- Sibonisiwe Sithole / Bonnie Sithole (1982-2020), founding member of IYASA.click to start
- Nikita Pearl Waligwa (2005-2020), Ugandan actress
- Ann Harris Wolfe (1938-2016), anti-apartheid activist.
Works in progress (Stubs, Drafts, AfCs, AfDs,…)
Existing articles which need improvement (searches are approximate):
- Stubs Search (See also Stub contest)
- Drafts Search
- AfDs (may not meet notability criteria) Search
- Joan Bingham (March 05, 1935 – October 31, 2020) was a co-founder and long-time executive editor of independent publishing house Grove Atlantic.
- Needs additional citations Search
- Lilian Mohin (died 2020), English feminist publisher
- Jessamyn (talk) 22:09, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- Ipigott (talk) 09:31, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
- Rosiestep (talk) 15:55, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
- Citrivescence (talk) 00:36, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- TJMSmith (talk) 01:26, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- Joseph2302 (talk) 16:43, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- Penny Richards (talk) 17:01, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- StrayBolt (talk) 18:08, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- Deb (talk) 18:31, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 17:27, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
- IdRatherBeAtTheBeach (talk) 17:50, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
- Csgir (talk) 12:51, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
- PamD 13:10, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
- Corachow (talk) 20:22, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
- —valereee (talk) 13:39, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
- Less Unless (talk) 17:28, 5 December 2020 (UTC)
- Netherzone (talk) 03:34, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
- Scanlan (talk) 03:33, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
- Oronsay (talk) 21:48, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
- Missvain (talk) 04:31, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
- Innisfree987 (talk) 16:45, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
- Abishe (talk) 10:52, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
- Franko2nd (talk) 11:25, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
- Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 01:17, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
- Coooohen (talk) 11:21, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
Promote our work
- 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
- Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News.
New or upgraded articles
Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new
- Nadine Taub
- Josephine Harris
- Rosalind Mackworth
- Joanna Dodson
- Denise Coia
- Nancye Radmin
- Eva Lois Evans - PIN
- Cecily Giles - PIN
- Inviolata Mbwavi - PIN
- Aïchatou Maïnassara
- Fadma Abi - PIN
- Margaret Sellers Walker
- Mary Jane Dockeray
- Caroly Wilcox - PIN
- Helen Lachs Ginsburg - PIN
- Mary Evelyn Fredenburg - PIN
- Allyson Carlyle - TW
- Eliza Jane Ashley - upg, PIN, TW
- Conny Nxumalo
- Agitu Ideo Gudeta - PIN
- Margaret Garson
- Patti Karr - PIN, TW
- Marilyn Cade - PIN, TW
- Dorothy Henry - PIN, TW
- Bridget Martyn
- Margaret Nosek - PIN, TW
- Margot Prior
- Hanna Stadnik
- Jean Graetz - PIN, TW
- Lenn Keller
- Sally Rowley -destub, PIN
- Virginia Tufte -destub
- Hyuro - PIN - IG, TW
- Mana Kinjo
- Nita Pippins - destub, PIN
- Liz Young -updated
- Lila Fenwick -destub, PIN
- Dorothy Gill Barnes - PIN, TW
- Grace Knowlton - PIN, TW
- Glenda MacQueen
- Tomris Bakır - PIN, TW
- Cis Corman - PIN, TW
- Maria Piątkowska - upgraded, PIN, ITN RD
- Bernice Silver - PIN, TW
- Cecelia Antoinette - PIN, TW
- Joanne Beretta - PIN, TW
- Meridean Maas - PIN, TW
- Jeannie Morris
- Ilona Murai Kerman
- Mary Cozens-Walker AfC escapee, TW
- Jan Steward
- Carol Sutton
- Georgia Litwack
- Emma Weigley - PIN, TW
- Marjatta Väänänen - PIN, TW
- Sara Leland - from redirect
- Othella Dallas
- Marion Moses
- Teresa Rodrigo, TW
- Alyce Chenault Gullattee - PIN, TW
- Ilana Rovina - PIN, TW
- Oybarchin Bakirova
- Fazila Samadova - PIN, TW
- Eva Konrad Hawkins
- Edith Raymond Locke
- Betsy Wade - ITN, TW
- Krystyna Tomaszyk, TW
- Georgianna Glose
- Halina Kwiatkowska - PIN, TW
- Catherine Freeman (television producer) - PIN
- Barbara Ker Wilson - PIN, TW
- Yuki Okinaga Llewellyn - PIN, TW
- Barbara Costikyan - PIN, TW
- Philomena Obiageliuwa Uyanwah - PIN - IG - TW
- Valborg Hammerich
- Gillian White - PIN - TW
- Eleanor Schano - PIN - IG - TW
Did You Know features
- Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
- Agitu Ideo Gudeta - 30 January
- Teresa Rodrigo - 1 January
- Marjatta Väänänen - 25 December
- Halina Kwiatkowska - 21 December
- Please add this category to the image if you're uploading it to Commons: Media supported by WikiProject Women in Red - 2020
Add here – most recent at the top
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