Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/61

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Seasonal celebrations

December: Seasonal celebrations December: First Ladies December: Go local

Jan: Prisoners Jan: Fashion designers Jan: Geofocus Great Britain and Ireland

#1day1woman Global Initiative 2017 #1day1woman Global Initiative 2018 See also: Future events

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 17.34% 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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Women in Red are hosting a virtual editathon from 1 to 31 December 2017 on Seasonal celebrations, providing an opportunity for you to create or improve articles on women involved one way or another in all the celebrations and festivities at this time of year. In addition to Christmas and the New Year, they include the Hindu Pancha Ganapati and Lohri, the Buddhist Bodhi Day, the Jewish Hanukkah, the Scottish Hogmanay, and the Orthodox Christmas, celebrated by many in January. In connection with all these and with the December solstice, women have contributed to literature, art, music and entertainment while inspiring or organizing religious and secular events. You can therefore draw from a wide range of women deserving biographies or may write articles about the works women have created.

The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work.

  • 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]

  1. Crowd-sourced Seasonal celebrations redlink list

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


  1. Ipigott (talk) 11:02, 16 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Rosiestep (talk) 12:43, 16 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:43, 24 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Penny Richards (talk) 13:23, 25 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. T. Anthony (talk) 13:59, 25 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Victuallers (talk) 11:50, 1 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. PamD 11:59, 7 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created in December – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new

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