Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red

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Welcome to Women in Red (WiR), a WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope: women's biographies and works by women. Click on our Redlinks index to see all our lists by focus area, occupation and nationality.

We recognized a need for this work as, in November 2014, only about 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WiR strives to improve the figure which has reached 17.52% as of 19 March 2018. But that means, according to WHGI, only 268,704 of our 1,533,823 biographies are about women. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and WiR addresses it in a positive way through shared values.

If you participate in WiR, you can join up officially using the box in the top right-hand corner of this page. You are also welcome to add our userbox template {{User WikiProject Women in Red}} to your user page, to produce:

Women in Red logo.svg This user makes women blue.

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  • UNESCO wants to bridge the gender gap in the digital space, UNESCO via IPS, 3 March 2018.--Ipigott (talk) 13:19, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  • The Art + Feminism website is announcing 248 editathons around the world for Women's History Month. Most of them are in English.--Ipigott (talk) 13:06, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  • In connection with Women's History Month, most of the March editathons around the world, including our WiR's Women's History Month, focus on new or improved women's biographies. There are obviously opportunities for extensive collaboration here.--Ipigott (talk) 11:47, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • An International Women's Day editathon is being organised by the University of Derby, England on Thursday 8th March 2018. Nick Moyes (talk) 14:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Wikimedia director wants more women in online encyclopedia, interesting interview of Katherine Maher by Financial Times journalist Hannah Kuchler, 8 December 2017.--Ipigott (talk) 16:03, 13 December 2017 (UTC)


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Continuing global coverage

  • In addition to our monthly editathons, you can cover women in any sphere of interest by taking part in our continuing #1day1woman initiative.

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Lists of red links

WiR works by filling in missing articles based on extensive lists of needed topics. The index to our wide range of topics and nationalities can be found at the Redlist index. Please make these red links blue.

Article alerts

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Articles for deletion
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Resources and research

WiR maintains resources to help you contribute, including lists of topical books and external links, information on editing in general, and contacts you can reach out to for specific needs. They can be found at Resources.

Academic research on Wikipedia's content gender gap is also documented at Research.


This section is a transcluded subpage, containing more information than is shown here. To view detailed month-by-month results or to edit, go to Metrics.

The articles created for any month, including the current month, can be displayed by clicking on one of the months in the archive box.

We track the articles we create each month. Reports bot updates these lists automatically, but you can manually add and annotate entries. The bot will remove non-existent pages. More details about the bot. Our metrics talkpage is here: Metrics talkpage

The evolving list for this month (see Archives box) is created by the bot which lists new women's biographies on the basis of their female gender on Wikidata. At present, the bot does not list women's works, associations or related articles but you are encouraged to add these to the list manually.

The graph shows the number of articles created each month. The apparent decrease for the current month reflects the number of articles created up to today's date. Only data on completed months indicate overall progress.

  • We also add articles from WiR edit-a-thons


WiR is amazing and has way too much to showcase here. Please see Showcase for our recent and past achievements.

Recent Did You Know? blurbs

These are the 20 most recent WP:DYK entries for WiR. Updated approximately weekly by User:JL-Bot.

Transcluding 20 of 771 total


There has been considerable press coverage of WiR. You can find links to lots of relevant articles under Press.

External links

  • Women in Red on Twitter
  • Interest in women's history began much earlier than is assumed, Phys Org, August 25, 2015
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