Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/20

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Polar Women | August 2016

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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 19.75% 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. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome to participate in the work of Women in Red!

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Dates1 August - 31 August 2016
LocationJoin this Women in Red virtual, global event, and you can participate from anywhere in the world.
Affiliated organizationThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

Celebrating Polar Women

Between 1 August and 31 August 2016, Women in Red is focusing on creating new articles and improving existing articles in support of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) conference, which is taking place from 20-30 August, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles regarding women, such as the works they created. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. See the list of red-linked Polar women for guidance.

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


  1. T. Anthony (talk) 17:52, 30 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  13. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:35, 30 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

...add your name

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

  1. Crowd-sourced Polar women redlink list
  2. SCAR list of Antarctic Women

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

  1. PamD found a list which lists notable women who received the Fuchs Medal. SusunW (talk) 17:28, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Kirsty Tinto 1 2

Add these to articles[edit]

  • Add to the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}; it will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Add a stub template if appropriate to do so.

Add these to article talkpages[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}}
  • Important: Please also include the Polar women editathon template for this event: {{WIR-PW 2016}}


New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created between 1 August and 31 August – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new

New or improved pictures[edit]

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
  1. add here

Featured pictures[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]