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 17.34% as of 11 December 2017. But that means, according to WHGI, only 261,032 of our 1,505,725 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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  • 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)
  • The Women in Red World Contest reached 2000 articles in just 24 days!!! Articles have been created on virtually every place on the planet. Please help us get another 500 articles by the end on the 30th.
  • The Wikipedia Asian Month contest is running for the whole of November. WiR participants are encouraged to take part but should read the rules carefully.--Ipigott (talk) 09:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Madison Public Library, Wisconsin, will host an edit-a-thon focusing on women in tech on Saturday, November 18. More details on Twitter and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 19:08, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
  • An editathon at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, with a focus on women, will be held on Wednesday, November 1. See details here.--Ipigott (talk) 06:52, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
  • The Women in Red World Contest will be kicking off on November 1. Over $4000 to win, with 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)

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.

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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 – December 2017

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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!

  • Dictionary of African Biography
  • Jewish Women's Archive
  • She Source
  • Kvinfo: Danish feminists
  • The History of Nordic Women's Literature
  • A Celebration of Women Writers
  • Women and Social Movements, International – 1840 to Present
  • Evaluating Information Sources
  • Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
  • Magyar Lexikon, Hungarian-language biographical dictionary with plenty of women articles in it.
  • 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
  • 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)). 
  • Roces, Mina (2012). Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986–2008. University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-6121-6 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (help)). 
  • Schneider, Karen (2015). Loving Arms: British Women Writing the Second World War. The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-6134-1 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (help)). 
  • Hautzinger, Sarah (2007). Violence in the City of Women: Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-94115-1 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (help)). 
  • Aldama, Arturo J.; Sandoval, Chela; Garcia, Peter J. (2012). Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00877-0 – via Project MUSE. (Subscription required (help)). 

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