Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/69

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Geofocus: Island women

February 2018: Black women Mathematicians and statisticians Geofocus Island women

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

March 2018: Women's History Month

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 17.49% 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
1–28 February 2018Join 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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From 1 to 28 February 2018 Women in Red are hosting a virtual editathon on Island women, providing an opportunity for you to create or improve articles on past or present women from island communities, including coverage of their works, writings, organizations, and awards. You are free to work on the islands of your choice, perhaps in connection with the collection of redlink pages listed below.

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]

Here is a selection of Wikidata-based lists of redlinks relating to island women:

  1. Caribbean 1
  2. Caribbean 2
  3. Cuba
  4. Cyprus
  5. Faroe Islands
  6. Fiji
  7. Greenland
  8. Haiti
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Iceland
  11. Indonesia
  12. Jamaica
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malta
  15. Papua New Guinea
  16. Philippines
  17. Puerto Rico
  18. Sri Lanka
  19. Taiwan.

There are additional crowd-sourced lists of redlinks for all the islands under the recent World Contest listings of missing articles.

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


  1. Ipigott (talk) 17:26, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:53, 25 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Scanlan (talk) 02:54, 26 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Penny Richards (talk) 14:49, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Abishe (talk) 15:14, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. SusunW (talk) 17:31, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Omotecho (talk) 00:47, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Thsmi002 (talk) 03:24, 3 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. PamD 09:50, 5 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. GGT (talk) 00:29, 6 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Big_iron (talk) 19:49, 12 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Maile (talk) 21:42, 13 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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

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