Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/244

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    Geofocus: West Asia | October 2022

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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. 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!
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    This October, Wiki Women in Red has a geofocus on women from West Asia. Countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. (Iran will be included in Central Asia.)

    We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women.

    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 the topics of the month or our comprehensive #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 in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
    • to promote the new and improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features "Did You Know?" and "In The News".

    What else?

    • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create month by 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, or successfully nominate for Main Page, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

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

    Red-link lists of women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. Those which might be most useful for women in West Asia are listed below. Please note: listing does not guarantee qualification for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Please read Primer for creating women's biographies.

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    • Saba Al Heialy Professor at Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences L’Oreal International Rising Talents Laureates
    • Nazek El-Atab engineering[7]



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    1. ^ Natia Djaparidzé (French).
    2. ^ "Turkey". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
    3. ^ Miller, Elhanan (March 5, 2015). "As election nears, women march to put peace on agenda". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
    4. ^ a b c d Harkov, Lahav (June 20, 2021). "Meet the 36 new ambassadors approved to new posts around the world". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
    5. ^ Pokrud, Kathleen (March 27, 2022). "H.E. Mrs. Orna Sagiv Ambassador of Israel to Thailand". Expat life in Thailand. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
    6. ^ "Irit Cohen-Manheim PhD". ResearchGate. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
    7. ^ "Nazek El-Atab". Ask a student. Retrieved 16 October 2022.

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