Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/72

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April 2018: Women in Archaeology

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

April 2018: April+Further with Art+Feminism Archaeology Military history Geofocus: Indian subcontinent

May 2018: Women of the sea Villains Women in sports Geofocus: Central & Eastern European women

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 17.56% 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
1–30 April 2018
Use social media to promote our work!
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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 including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.
Add to article talk pages
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • {{WikiProject Archaeology}}
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-72}}
  • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

In April 2016, Women in Red is again focusing on the important sphere of Women in Archaeology. Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in all fields of archaeology, as well as the items they have discovered, their writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. See below for lists of red-linked women archaeologists for guidance. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable archaeologists who deserve to be covered.

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)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this 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 tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

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

  • Crowd-sourced list:
  • Wikidata list:

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


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  2. Penny Richards (talk) 13:06, 29 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  6. PamD 08:42, 2 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  8. Rosiestep (talk) 03:26, 6 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  10. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 00:10, 13 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 20:13, 19 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

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 created in April here – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new

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

Outcomes (pictures and videos)[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]