Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/50

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Celebrating Women from India, July 2017

July: Women in dance July: Women in music July: Indian women

August: Indigenous women August: Women in peace August: Canadian women

See also: Future events

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Hello and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR) whose objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works. Did you know that according to WHGI only 17.03% 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. Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
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Online event
1-31 July 2017Join the Women in Red online editathon from anywhere in the world.
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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 such as: Category:Women and relative subcategories
.If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article: Women Stubs, or {{Women-stub}}
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  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-50}}

Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from July 1 to 31, 2017, on Women from India. Also, this is our 50th editathon!!!

The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. 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
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

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

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


  1. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:14, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Ipigott (talk) 06:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Camelia (talk) 19:57, 25 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Penny Richards (talk) 02:15, 27 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. PersnicketyPaul (talk) 17:25, 28 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Victuallers (talk) 20:29, 28 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Fitindia (talk) 08.45, 01 July 2017 (UTC)
  8. PamD 21:34, 4 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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

New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created in July – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new
  1. Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar, stub
  2. Tara Rani Srivastava new TW DYK
  3. Swapna Barman TW, PIN
  4. Priya Jhingan - new TW DYK
  5. Nimali Liyanarachchi Sri Lanka revised & new pic (taken in India), PIN
  6. Liksy Joseph new pic
  7. Nirmala Sheoran new pic plus TW, PIN
  8. Jisna Mathew new pic plus TW, PIN
  9. M. R. Poovamma new pic plus
  10. Tintu Lukka new pic, PIN
  11. Debashree Mazumdar upgrade TW, PIN
  12. Nayana James new, PIN
  13. PU Chitra pic
  14. Guo Tianqian pic, PIN
  15. Neena Varakil new, PIN
  16. Sanjivani Jadhav new TW, PIN
  17. Mitali Madhumita - New
  18. Dutee Chand TW upgrade, PIN
  19. Manpreet Kaur TW upgrade, PIN
  20. Annu Rani upgrade TW, PIN
  21. Zia Mody - pic TW, PIN
  22. Rano M. Shaiza - New TW, PIN DYK
  23. Yashodhara Mishra, PIN
  24. Sanghamitra Mohanty upgrade TW, PIN
  25. Pearl Goss
  26. Mithuben Petit - New, PIN TW DYK
  27. Amruta Patil - PIN
  28. Shanno Devi - New DYK

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

New or improved pictures[edit]

We have loaded over 100 pictures of women who competed at an event in Odisha. All notable - those who are from India of Sri Lanka are below.

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]