Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/78

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    21 March – 31 May 2018:
    Central & Eastern European women

    Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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

    June 2018: WiR Loves Pride Singers and Songwriters Women in GLAM Geofocus: Russia/USSR

    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 17.64% 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 May 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.
    • Editathon banner: {{WIR-78}}
    • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

    In May 2018, Women in Red is focusing on women in Central and Eastern Europe in support of CEE Spring. As the CEE Spring contest runs 21 March – 31 May, please feel free to add in the Outcomes section any CEE women articles created during this period. 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 interest in these countries, as well as their achievements, 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 in various CEE countries. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women 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]

    The Wikimedia Meta page, m:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018/Article Lists, presents article lists for the countries and language communities of Central and Eastern Europe based on Wikidata. By clicking on each country, you can find a listing which includes prominent "Women". The names in black rather than blue are women who do not yet have biographies on the English Wikipedia. Basic Wikidata information and access to articles in other languages on these women can be found by clicking on the Q item in the Wikidata column.

    In addition we have Wikidata red link lists on women from all the countries mentioned which can be found in the Women in Red navbox. A selection of these is listed below.

    Wikidata redlink lists: women's biographies by country in other language versions of Wikipedia:

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


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    2. Penny Richards (talk) 01:57, 30 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]
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    5. Chabota Kanguya (talk) 08:19, 1 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
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    11. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:32, 13 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    12. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:11, 21 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    13. Big_iron (talk) 13:17, 27 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    14. PamD 17:16, 11 June 2018 (UTC)[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]

    • You can also add you article here, if you wish to participate in the CEE Spring campaign, 21 March - 31 May: CEE Women 2018.

    Did You Know features[edit]

    New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

    Outcomes (pictures and videos)[edit]

    Press about the event[edit]

    Event templates[edit]