Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/182

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Women who died in 2020
(Dec 2020 - Jan 2021)

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

2021 February: Black women Folklore Classicists

2021 Q1 contest: Africa contest

2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

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 19.70% 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 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Prapapan Kornkosiyakaj (1929-2020), Thai academic
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestDecember 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-182}}

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.

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, 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.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

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)

From The New York TimesNotable Deaths 2020

UK Guardian obituaries:

Misc. others:

Works in progress (Stubs, Drafts, AfCs, AfDs,…)[edit]

Existing articles which need improvement (searches are approximate):


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
  • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News.

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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

  1. United States Nadine Taub
  2. United Kingdom Josephine Harris
  3. United Kingdom Rosalind Mackworth
  4. United Kingdom Joanna Dodson
  5. Scotland Denise Coia
  6. United States Nancye Radmin
  7. United States Eva Lois Evans - PIN
  8. Scotland Cecily Giles - PIN
  9. Kenya Inviolata Mbwavi - PIN
  10. Niger Aïchatou Maïnassara
  11. Morocco Fadma Abi - PIN
  12. United States Margaret Sellers Walker
  13. United States Mary Jane Dockeray
  14. United States Caroly Wilcox - PIN
  15. United States Helen Lachs Ginsburg - PIN
  16. United StatesNigeria Mary Evelyn Fredenburg - PIN
  17. United States Allyson Carlyle - TW
  18. United StatesArkansas Eliza Jane Ashley - upg, PIN, TW
  19. South Africa Conny Nxumalo
  20. EthiopiaItaly Agitu Ideo Gudeta - PIN
  21. Australia Margaret Garson
  22. United States Patti Karr - PIN, TW
  23. United States Marilyn Cade - PIN, TW
  24. United States Dorothy Henry - PIN, TW
  25. United Kingdom Bridget Martyn
  26. United States Margaret Nosek - PIN, TW
  27. Australia Margot Prior
  28. Poland Hanna Stadnik
  29. United States Jean Graetz - PIN, TW
  30. United States Lenn Keller
  31. United States Sally Rowley -destub, PIN
  32. United States Virginia Tufte -destub
  33. ArgentinaSpainHyuro - PIN - IG, TW
  34. Japan Mana Kinjo
  35. United States Nita Pippins - destub, PIN
  36. United States Liz Young -updated
  37. United States Lila Fenwick -destub, PIN
  38. United States Dorothy Gill Barnes - PIN, TW
  39. United States Grace Knowlton - PIN, TW
  40. Canada Glenda MacQueen
  41. Turkey Tomris Bakır - PIN, TW
  42. United States Cis Corman - PIN, TW
  43. Poland Maria Piątkowska - upgraded, PIN, ITN RD
  44. United States Bernice Silver - PIN, TW
  45. United States Cecelia Antoinette - PIN, TW
  46. United States Joanne Beretta - PIN, TW
  47. United States Meridean Maas - PIN, TW
  48. United States Jeannie Morris
  49. United States Ilona Murai Kerman
  50. United Kingdom Mary Cozens-Walker AfC escapee, TW
  51. United States Jan Steward
  52. United States Carol Sutton
  53. United States Georgia Litwack
  54. United States Emma Weigley - PIN, TW
  55. Finland Marjatta Väänänen - PIN, TW
  56. United States Sara Leland - from redirect
  57. United States Othella Dallas
  58. United States Marion Moses
  59. Spain Teresa Rodrigo, TW
  60. United States Alyce Chenault Gullattee - PIN, TW
  61. Israel Ilana Rovina - PIN, TW
  62. Uzbekistan Oybarchin Bakirova
  63. Azerbaijan Fazila Samadova - PIN, TW
  64. Hungary United States Eva Konrad Hawkins
  65. Austria United States Edith Raymond Locke
  66. United States Betsy Wade - ITN, TW
  67. Poland New Zealand Krystyna Tomaszyk, TW
  68. United States Georgianna Glose
  69. Poland Halina Kwiatkowska - PIN, TW
  70. United Kingdom Catherine Freeman (television producer) - PIN
  71. United KingdomAustralia Barbara Ker Wilson - PIN, TW
  72. United States Yuki Okinaga Llewellyn - PIN, TW
  73. United States Barbara Costikyan - PIN, TW
  74. NigeriaRepublic of BiafraPhilomena Obiageliuwa Uyanwah - PIN - IG - TW
  75. Denmark Valborg Hammerich
  76. United Kingdom Gillian White - PIN - TW
  77. United States Eleanor Schano - PIN - IG - TW

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

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