Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/82

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June 2018

Women from Russia and the former Soviet Union

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

Happening now: WiR Loves Pride Singers and Songwriters Women in GLAM Geofocus: Russia/USSR

Coming up: Geofocus Sub-Saharan Africa Film + Stage 20th-Century Women Rock

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.50% 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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1–30 June 2018
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In June 2018, Women in Red is focusing on women in Russia and the former Soviet Union. The republics or countries to be covered include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russian SFSR, Tajikistan, Turkmenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. 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. 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]

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:

1. There's a Soviet woman who has an article in 7 languages but not English: ru:Anna Pankratova; (now Anna Pankratova)
2. Heroes of the Russian Federation ru:Natalya Kachuevskaya, ru:Marina Plotnikova, ru:Nina Brusnikova, ru:Marem Arapkhanova and ru:Lidya Shulaikina (now Lidiya Shulaykina as that was the spelling in List of Heroes of the Russian Federation (S), but with lots of incoming redirects from different spellings).(don't take ru:Alime Abdenanova 'cause I'm already working ton her article; (Finished Alime Abdenanova)
3. Regimental commander of the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment ru:Tamara Kazarinova (she was actually quite a villan and made her way to regimental commander of a women's aviation regiment mostly for her role in the Great Purge even after an injury left her unable to fly. She hated the pilots of the regiment, tried to get rid of them by sending them on suicide missions, and threw away any Hero of the Soviet Union nomination that reached her desk); (Finished Tamara Kazarinova)
4. Renowned artist and victim of the Crimean Tatar Holocaust ru:Adaviye Efendiyeva;(Finished Adaviye Efendiyeva)
5. Chechen-Ukrainian soldier, sniper, medic, and police officer uk:Amina Okueva.Finished Amina Okueva
6. A kindergarten director by the name of tt:Saide Arifova saved over 80 Jewish children from being sent to concentration camps and subjected to inhuman medical experiments; tortured by the Nazis but refused to betray any names. After the Soviets expelled the Nazis from Crimea she was deported to Uzbekistan with the rest of the Crimean Tatar nation as Tatars were perceived as traitors by the Soviets. She survived the exile in the desert (46.2% did not) and returned to Crimea in the 80's. In 2017 a movie was made about her.
--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 15:15, 31 May 2018 (UTC) Couple of italicised updates: PamD 09:14, 11 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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