Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red

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WikiProject Women in Red

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.

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 17.12% as of 16 October 2017. But that means, according to WHGI, only 255,667 of our 1,492,988 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.

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  • The Women in Red World Contest will be kicking off on November 1. Over $4000 to win, whith the most prize money going towards editors who embrace diversity and do the most articles on the most countries and occupations. For those of you who don't like contests, please consider it "an editathon with rewards for hard work". Amazon vouchers, subscriptions or wanted books about women will be given as prizes, so will benefit Women in Red long term as a resource. Consider taking part and add your name to the participants list on the contest page if you haven't already!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:01, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • A new essay Primer for AfD, AfC and PROD is a collaborative effort which provides helpful ideas for files that are in trouble. SusunW (talk) 15:13, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Improving gender balance on Wikipedia, article from the Royal Society of Chemistry, published 21 August 2017.--Ipigott (talk) 15:01, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
  • An essay on Creating biographies on women is a collaborative effort and provides advice for both newcomers and seasoned Wikipedians.--Ipigott (talk) 08:11, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Sydney Australia - Women Write Wiki Project - NSW Writers' Centre and NSW Government give grant to Anna Kerr and Spider Redgold to create a Women Write Wiki project team to increase the number of Australian and South Pacific women writers in Wikipedia. (talk) 20:25, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
  • On Saturday 8 July, the German wiki is hosting a "real-life" editathon in Munich: Frauen in Rot.--Ipigott (talk) 07:11, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
  • On 26 June, WiR member Ser Amantio di Nicolao was included in Time's coverage of "The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet".--Ipigott (talk) 10:14, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
  • For the whole of June 2017, the Iberocoop network has launched a contest on Translating Ibero-American.--Ipigott (talk) 13:11, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  • There is a physical meetup on Women in Media and Politics in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 2017, at 11 am.--Ipigott (talk) 10:03, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Global coverage

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

Happening now

Recently completed

Coming in November

Article alerts

Articles for deletion
Good article nominees
Peer reviews
  • 18 Oct 2017 – Toby Orenstein - request peer review and expansion, specifically of career and community involvement. Thsmi002 (talk) 14:47, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

This section presents links to the project's lists of missing articles or red links, including those for the priorities of the current month.

Top Priorities – October 2017

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By occupation

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By educational institution

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Librarian in Residence

Need help? Ask a librarian!

If you are having trouble with references or accessing a reference behind a paywall, feel free to contact the Librarian in Residence, Megalibrarygirl. She is also able to reach out to other librarians in her network to help you with your references. The Librarian in Residence is also happy to do reference clean-up. You can either email her, or post on her talk page. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 18:47, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Resource list

Resources to help contributors write Wikipedia articles. Add to this list!

  • Jewish Women's Archive
  • She Source
  • 100 Extraordinary Muslim Women Past & Present
  • Kvinfo: Danish feminists
  • The History of Nordic Women's Literature
  • A Celebration of Women Writers
  • Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present
  • Writing about women on Wikipedia
  • Evaluating Information Sources
  • Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
  • Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women
  • Swiss Women and the Feminist Movement (in French)
  • Friedman, Ann. "Queens of Nonfiction: 56 Women Writers Everyone Should Read," The Cut - New York Magazine. April 2016. (As noted by author, list of in-depth articles reported by (mostly white, mostly American) journalists between 1960-2016.
  • DMOZ - Society: People: Women: Science and Technology (DMOZ)
  • "women scientists" at DuckDuckGo (DuckDuckGo)
  • Passing On
  • United States Coast Guard Women Lighthouse Keepers
  • Majher, Patricia (2011). Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-02801-6 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (help)). 

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