Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/90

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August 2018

Geofocus: Bottom 10

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

New! August:Monthly achievement initiative

Beginning in August: Indigenous women Women of marginalized populations Women writers Geofocus: Bottom 10

See also: Future events

Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.69% 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. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
Online event
1–31 August 2018
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestAugust 2018 editathons
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-90}}
  • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

In August 2018, Women in Red is focusing on women from the "bottom 10" countries, that is those countries which have the lowest number of articles about women on Wikipedia. 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 covering countries in which women are not well covered is listed below.

Wikidata (WD) red-link 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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  12. Nat965 (talk) 23:51, 27 August 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]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

Remember you can also list your new biographies on the August Monthly achievement initiative

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]