Welcome to WikiProject Women! We're a group of editors who aim to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women's topics. WikiProject Women brings Wikipedia users of all genders, sexual orientations, geographic locations, and personal backgrounds together to discuss and collaborate on coverage of women's content across Wikipedia. Know that we warmly welcome you to participate in the project's scope, whether or not you are a project member.
This project addresses the under-representation of content on Wikipedia about women (both real and fictional) and covering women's perspectives. Only 17% of Wikipedia biographies are about women. It also addresses women's works, such as the paintings they created, books they wrote, scientific discoveries they made or the organizations they created. Think of this as an umbrella group which unites more specific women's projects, one which attempts to look broadly at coverage of women on Wikipedia as part of the bigger picture and how we can improve it. Readers and editors may not know that there's a project for women artists, scientists or writers, but if they reach this page, they can fork away to more specific areas if they wish.
First and foremost, this project is about "content", including creating new articles and adding or improving content in existing articles! Our Featured Articles and Good Articles are the best examples of our work. To counter Wikipedia's systemic bias against covering women's biographies, women's work and women's perspectives, which occurs because the vast majority of editors are male (see the article on Gender bias in Wikipedia for more details), we have a department, Women in Red, that works on missing articles about notable women.
We track lots of areas connected with Women+Wikipedia. Some of these include new articles, articles posted in the Did you know? section of Wikipedia's main page, events, meetups, edit-a-thons, scholarly articles, and newspaper articles.
What can you do?
For those who like to write, you can create, expand or improve articles. For general guidelines for writing biographies, there are several resources, such as the Women in Red's Primer for creating women's biographies, Manual of style for biographies, writing about women (a helpful essay), the biographies of living persons policy, and the notability guideline for biographies.
Creating articles that will survive an Article for Deletion review requires that, at minimum, the new article cite several reliable sources such as published books and major newspapers and magazines, and that the text not be copied directly from another website or another source. If there is already an article about a woman or a woman's work, you can expand the article by adding information. To avoid having your added sentences "reverted" (removed), you should provide a reliable source for any information or claim that is likely to be challenged. You do not have to provide a source for "The capital of France is Paris", but a statement about an award that a woman won or a scientific achievement she made should usually be sourced.
Another task for editors who want to reduce gender bias on Wikipedia is to review articles about women to look for biased writing, such as text that defines women primarily in terms of their relationship to other people. An article about a woman scientist should begin more like this:
Susan Trang (1900–1980) was a Canadian astronomer. She is known for her series of comet discoveries in the 1930s, her books on astrophysics and for winning the Nebula Award in 1975.
Susan Trang (1900–1980) was a Canadian astronomer. She was the daughter of scientist [name of father], the wife of [name of husband], the noted [name of profession] and the mother of [name of adult child], the well-known [child's profession].
The essay "Writing About Women" covers these matters in more detail.
There are a lot of non-writing tasks which need attention too, such as tagging the talk pages of relevant articles with project banners associated with sister and daughter projects, assessing article quality on talk pages, improving biography categorization at Category:Women by occupation, and adding reliable sources to existing articles, particularly for articles about women or their work that are proposed for deletion. (In some cases, a handful of reliable, high-quality sources can save an article from being deleted.) Other non-writing tasks include adding categories to articles (an article about a woman engineer may be categorized under Canadian engineers, but there may be other categories that she could fit into, such as Canadian professors, Canadian authors or Canadian inventors); adding images of women or their works or creations to articles (see adding images essay); and wiki-linking terms and names within the article. (If you link men in a woman's article, it is good practice to go to the men's articles and ensure that the woman is linked in those articles as well.)
If you have questions about these tasks or editing in general, leave a note on our talk page or stop by the Teahouse where there are hosts standing by to answer questions from newer editors.
How are we organized?Edit
WikiProject Women has a loose affiliation with many other WikiProjects, Task Forces, and a User Group; check out our Affiliates navigation box for a list of them. WikiProject Women has several departments, including article creation, article improvement, DYK? articles, and events. They are described in more detail on this page and if you follow their links.
If you would like to help, please add your user name to the members' list! Anyone with a Wikipedia user account—regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity—is free to join. If you do not already have a free Wikipedia user account, click here to read some reasons to create one. Joining the project is easy! Add your name here in alphabetical order:
- Afifa Afrin
- Alanna the Brave
- Awah Nadege
- Barbara (WVS)
- Blossom Ozurumba
- Chabota Kanguya
- Daphne Lantier
- DENAMAX Maxim Stoyalov
- FloNight/Sydney Poore
- Gaia Octavia Agrippa
- Gerda Arendt
- Grand'mere Eugene
- Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
- Lagoona Blue
- Lena Key
- Lu Brito
- Luis Arturo Romero Granados
- Volcanic ED
- Megan OBrien
- Million Moments
- Netha Hussain
- Penny Richards
- peter merrick
- Pharaoh of the Wizards
- Philip Cross
- PR6029.R8 A6
- Rich Farmbrough
- Sumita Roy Dutta
- T. Anthony
- The Vintage Feminist
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Featured Articles for a complete list of articles on women which have reached Featured Article status.
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Good Articles for a list of over 1000 articles on women which have reached Good Article status.
Good article of the weekEdit
Fatima Massaquoi-Fahnbulleh (1904–1978) was a pioneering educator in Liberia. After completing her education in the United States, she returned to Liberia in 1946, where she contributed much to the cultural and social life of the country.
Born into a family of African royalty, Massaquoi grew up in the care of an aunt in Njagbacca, in the Garwula District of Grand Cape Mount County of southern Liberia. After seven years, she returned to the northwestern part of the country in Montserrado County, where she began her schooling. In 1922 she accompanied her father, a diplomat, to Hamburg, Germany, where she completed her studies in medicine at the University of Hamburg in 1937. She moved to the United States for further education, studying sociology and anthropology at Lane College, Fisk University and Boston University. While in the US, she collaborated on a dictionary of the Vai language and wrote her autobiography, though a legal battle ensued over the rights to her story. She won an injunction barring others from publishing and returned to Liberia in 1946, immediately beginning collaboration to establish a university there, which would become the University of Liberia.
GA focus of the monthEdit
- January 2019: Women in Music. See Category:Lists of women in music for pertinent lists.
- List candidates of interest here
- Mami Kawada - recently promoted to GA
Did You Know?Edit
Current article statisticsEdit
|WikiProject Women pages by quality|
|WikiWork factors (?)||ω = 287,051||Ω = 5.35|
Did you know
- 15 Jun 2019 – Perla Farías was nominated for DYK by Kingsif (t · c); see discussion
- 08 Jun 2019 – Rose Hollermann was nominated for DYK by Hawkeye7 (t · c); see discussion
- 08 Jun 2019 – Maria Howard Weeden was nominated for DYK by Zigzig20s (t · c); see discussion
- 07 Jun 2019 – Abby Dunkin was nominated for DYK by Hawkeye7 (t · c); see discussion
- 06 Jun 2019 – Janine Brodie was nominated for DYK by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (t · c); see discussion
- 05 Jun 2019 – Lilian Benningsen was nominated for DYK by Gerda Arendt (t · c); see discussion
- 05 Jun 2019 – Robyn Benincasa was nominated for DYK by Kenirwin (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Jun 2019 – Mandy Moore (choreographer) was nominated for DYK by Yoninah (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Jun 2019 – Florrie Redford was nominated for DYK by Hugsyrup (t · c); see discussion
- 03 Jun 2019 – Melanie Diener was nominated for DYK by Gerda Arendt (t · c); see discussion
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Articles for deletion
- 17 Jun 2019 – Patty Willis was AfDed by Andy Dingley (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Sue Rubin was AfDed by Ylevental (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Rei Jōnishi was AfDed by Rosguill (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Natalia Zeta was AfDed by Spartaz (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Kaitlin Bennett was AfDed by Muboshgu (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Debra McGrath was AfDed by Richardcavell (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Nisha Rajagopal was AfDed by Bobgali (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Amelia Reynolds (television presenter) was AfDed by Funky Snack (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Janine Machin was AfDed by Funky Snack (t · c); see discussion ( )
- 17 Jun 2019 – Louisa Preston was AfDed by Funky Snack (t · c); see discussion ( )
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- 17 Jun 2019 – Gabrielle Carmouche was PRODed by Erpert (t · c):
- 15 Jun 2019 – R. B. Korbet was PRODed by Snowycats (t · c)
- 11 Jun 2019 – Karence DeCosta was PRODed by Mccapra (t · c):
- 11 Jun 2019 – WXW Women's Tag Team Championship was PRODed by MPJ-DK (t · c):
- 17 Jun 2019 – Debra McGrath PRODed by JDDJS (t · c) was deproded by Richardcavell (t · c) (author) on 17 Jun 2019
- 14 Jun 2019 – Gayathri Venkataraghavan PRODed by Bobgali (t · c) was deproded by Kuyabribri (t · c) on 17 Jun 2019
- 13 Jun 2019 – Anisa Mehdi PRODed by 184.108.40.206 (t · c) was deproded by LovelyLillith (t · c) on 16 Jun 2019
- 12 Jun 2019 – Emily Duggan PRODed by Holdenman05 (t · c) was deproded by Kpaspery (t · c) on 16 Jun 2019
- 10 Jun 2019 – Jen Ross PRODed by Onel5969 (t · c) was deleted
- 08 Jun 2019 – Darya Rose PRODed by Maria368Editor (t · c) was deproded by Aspects (t · c) on 11 Jun 2019
- (2 more...)
Categories for discussion
- 16 Jun 2019 – Category:Women's organisations based in Serbia was CfDed by Oculi (t · c); see discussion
- 10 Jun 2019 – Category:People relating to Anne Frank was CfDed by Woodensuperman (t · c); see discussion
- 14 May 2019 – Category:Sinéad O'Connor was CfDed by Woodensuperman (t · c); see discussion
- 10 May 2019 – Category:Leigh Brackett was CfDed by Woodensuperman (t · c); see discussion
- 10 May 2019 – Category:Caitlín Kiernan was CfDed by Woodensuperman (t · c); see discussion
- 07 May 2019 – Category:Cultural depictions of women was CfDed by Bearcat (t · c); see discussion
- 04 Apr 2019 – Category:Women's organisations based in East Timor was CfDed by Oculi (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Mar 2019 – Category:American women writers of Indian descent was CfDed by Tom.Reding (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Mar 2019 – Category:American women of Vietnamese descent in politics was CfDed by Tom.Reding (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Mar 2019 – Category:American women of Thai descent in politics was CfDed by Tom.Reding (t · c); see discussion
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Templates for discussion
- 12 Jun 2019 – Template:Saucony Freedom Track Club was TfDed by Woodensuperman (t · c); see discussion
- 07 Jun 2019 – Template:Russia Women Basketball Squad 1996 Summer Olympics TfDed by Frietjes (t · c) was ; see discussion
Redirects for discussion
- 12 Jun 2019 – Gamer’s Gaze →Gender representation in video games was RfDed by Zxcvbnm (t · c); see discussion
- 12 Jun 2019 – Gamer’s gaze →Gender representation in video games was RfDed by Zxcvbnm (t · c); see discussion
- 12 Jun 2019 – Sexism In Gameing →Gender representation in video games was RfDed by Zxcvbnm (t · c); see discussion
- 11 Jun 2019 – Alberta Ten Thije →Josien Ten Thije-Voortman was RfDed by Rosguill (t · c); see discussion
Featured article candidates
- 09 Jun 2019 – Brothers Poem was FA nominated by Caeciliusinhorto (t · c); see discussion
- 05 Jun 2019 – Elizabeth Raffald was FA nominated by SchroCat (t · c); see discussion
- 01 Jun 2019 – 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup was FA nominated by SounderBruce (t · c); see discussion
Good article nominees
- 17 Jun 2019 – Julian of Norwich was GA nominated by BlueMoonset (t · c); start discussion
- 11 Jun 2019 – Tonya Harding was GA nominated by Hammelsmith (t · c); start discussion
- 07 Jun 2019 – Corinna was GA nominated by Caeciliusinhorto (t · c); start discussion
- 01 Jun 2019 – Down a Dark Hall was GA nominated by Fearstreetsaga (t · c); start discussion
- 29 May 2019 – Azarmidokht was GA nominated by HistoryofIran (t · c); start discussion
- 20 May 2019 – Belinda Bencic was GA nominated by Sportsfan77777 (t · c); start discussion
- 19 May 2019 – Ester Peony was GA nominated by Cartoon network freak (t · c); start discussion
- 12 May 2019 – Yoga for women was GA nominated by Chiswick Chap (t · c); start discussion
- 10 May 2019 – Big Cat, Little Cat was GA nominated by Barkeep49 (t · c); see discussion
- 04 May 2019 – Tiwa Savage was GA nominated by Versace1608 (t · c); start discussion
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Featured list removal candidates
- 09 Mar 2019 – Agatha Christie bibliography was nominated for FL removal by SchroCat (t · c); see discussion
Good article reassessments
- 27 Mar 2019 – Death of Elisa Lam was nominated for GA reassessment by Hijiri88 (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Feb 2019 – Abby Martin was nominated for GA reassessment by ZiaLater (t · c); see discussion
Requests for comments
- 17 Jun 2019 – The Singing Nun has an RfC by Contaldo80 (t · c); see discussion
- 14 Jun 2019 – Sharyl Attkisson has an RfC by Ahrtoodeetoo (t · c); see discussion
- 09 Jun 2019 – Sabine Weyand has an RfC by Oska (t · c); see discussion
- 01 Jun 2019 – Murder of Hae Min Lee has an RfC by Cynistrategus (t · c); see discussion
- 29 May 2019 – Fabiana Rosales has an RfC by David Tornheim (t · c); see discussion
- 05 Jun 2019 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez RfC by SunCrow (t · c) was ; see discussion
- 17 Jun 2019 – Wendi Deng Murdoch is requested to be moved by VictoriahelpsWendi (t · c); see discussion
- 16 Jun 2019 – WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved by Nehme1499 (t · c); see discussion
- 15 Jun 2019 – The Country Life (novel) is requested to be moved by Anthony Appleyard (t · c); see discussion
- 14 Jun 2019 – Oviya is requested to be moved by 220.127.116.11 (t · c); see discussion
- undated – 2014 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
- undated – 2005 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
- undated – 2007 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
- undated – 2010 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
- undated – 2019 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
- undated – 2011 WAFF Women's Championship is requested to be moved; see discussion
Articles where content about women has been deletedEdit
- In Conducting, a section about the role of women conductors was deleted.
- Template:WikiProject Women
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Nav
- WikiProject Women members may add one userbox from following userboxes to their userpage.
- Create an invitation template
- Create a barnstar template
- TAMARA RASAMNY. 'Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia'https://www.demworks.org/mind-gap-highlighting-womens-representation-wikipedia.