Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/239

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Comedians, Comics and other Performers |
August 2022

August: Alphabet Run | C to D Indigenous women Refugees Comedians, Comics and other Performers

2022 global initiatives: #1day1woman2022 Climate

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 19.69% 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 August 2022
Use social media to promote our work!
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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-239}}

In August 2022 Women in Red is focusing on women performers, with special emphasis on comedians. This stems from our collaboration with Wikimedia UK and the UK branch of CARE International in the hope that we can address areas of common interest over the next few months. The redlinks below show there is considerable scope for covering comedians, an important new target for us. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in various countries, as well as their achievements, works, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate.

You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women, 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 some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action 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

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 share any of the articles or images on social media, 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 relevant fields and countries, which can be found in the WiR Redlink index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below. However do feel free to find your own but beware of notability (means "significant roles in notable films, TV, stage performances... or unique... contributions to entertainment").

Good idea to ask an existing Wikipedian (on-line?) to check this before you invest time in creating a new article that may not be published.

Wikidata-based redlist[edit]

Possibly notable?[edit]

Notable - probably?[edit]

C and D is our alphabet run this month[edit]

Running concurrently to this is the Alphabet Run | C to D writing contest. Please feel free to list relevant creations in both places! Some suggestions below (or sort other redlists into alphabetic order)



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 IG after the article if you post it on Instagram

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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

Early start[edit]

  1. Netherlands Joke Bruijs - PIN
  2. Wales Beth Jones - PIN

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. Can anyone find a picture of Atsuko Okatsuka or Kiri Pritchard-McLean?

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]