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#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!
Online event
1–31 December 2017Join the Women in Red online editathon from anywhere in the world.
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.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.
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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-63}}
  • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

Women in Red are hosting a virtual editathon from 1 to 31 December 2017 on Go local!. In lieu of a geographical focus for the month, we simply encourage you to create or improve articles on women who come from the area where you live or from the place where you were born or have spent some time. You are free to include women past and present from any walk of life or occupation. You can also write about women's works and organizations, or their significant involvement in the local community.

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)

  1. Links to WIR's wide range of redlinks by country, occupation, educational institution, etc.

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





Promote our work



  • 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

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created in December – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new
  1. Ruth Sharp Altshuler
  2. Maddalena Campiglia
  3. Erricka Bridgeford TW
  4. Anne Ector Pleasant
  5. Jane Hicks Gentry
  6. Jewel Kats
  7. Edna Gladney - upg
  8. Margery Scott-Young
  9. Barbara Maples
  10. Genevieve Stebbins - upg, PIN
  11. Andrée Poulin
  12. Dorothy Richardson Buell
  13. Frieda Wishinsky
  14. Nanna Kristensen-Randers - PIN
  15. Mary Puckey
  16. Joan King
  17. Nellie T. Bush
  18. Karen Strand
  19. Kathryn Mitchell (academic)
  20. Mary Daggett Lake
  21. Beatrice Collenette - PIN
  22. Rosanna Raymond
  23. Elizabeth Thomson
  24. Megan Jenkinson
  25. Tiffany Singh
  26. Fiona Clark
  27. Heather Collins
  28. Gayathri Kariyawasam
  29. Eva Madsen - PIN
  30. Gwen Fleming
  31. Sumudu Fernando
  32. Lena King Lee - PIN, TW
  33. Dorothy Adlow - PIN, TW
  34. Lalana Priyadarshani
  35. Karen Levine
  36. Christine Webster
  37. Nina Nawalowalo
  38. Lisa Taouma
  39. Rachel Barrowman
  40. Deidre Brown
  41. Sarah Updike Goddard
  42. Katell Guillou
  43. Grace Taylor (poet)
  44. Dumila Dedunu
  45. Marjorie Dalgarno
  46. Barbara Nichol
  47. Jemima Kindersley
  48. Barbara Greenwood
  49. Brigid Lowry
  50. Lizzie Wilkerson
  51. Anna Leader
  52. Lino Nelisi
  53. Cathy Young (vocalist)
  54. Lillian Gallup Haskell - PIN
  55. Isabella Moore (singer)
  56. Billie Ann Burrill
  57. Lucy Wilson Rice
  58. Pip Desmond
  59. Ingeborg Heuser
  60. Jirina Marton
  61. Cristina Farfán
  62. Rebecca Macfie
  63. Jo Ellen Bogart
  64. Betty J. Ligon
  65. Barbara Reid
  66. Sara Hughes (artist)
  67. Sarah Laing
  68. Sue Reidy
  69. Tina Shaw
  70. Margaret Dixon McDougall
  71. Elizabeth Field (author)
  72. Minnie Evangeline Jordon - PIN
  73. Prabha Ranatunge
  74. Eliza Maria Harvey
  75. Pernella Anderson
  76. Clara Burdette - PIN
  77. Augusta Cooper Bristol - PIN
  78. Inoka Rohini de Silva
  79. Subodha Dahanayake
  80. Charlotte Andrews Stephens
  81. Pam Hall (artist)
  82. Jane Smith (diver)
  83. Libby Altwerger
  84. June A. Willenz
  85. Sharya Guruge
  86. Jennie Scott Scheuber

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