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.[dead link] 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.
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:
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.)
A list of articles needing cleanup associated with this project is available. See also the tool's wiki page and the index of WikiProjects.
Selected Articles -
Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ ˈdeɪvi/ (listen) KAH-mə-lə DAY-vee; born October 20, 1964) is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She is the first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African-American and first Asian-American vice president. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the attorney general (AG) of California from 2011 to 2017 and as a U.S. senator representing California from 2017 to 2021. (Full article...)
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.
- 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.
- See Category:List-Class WikiProject Women articles for a List of Women articles.
Eve and Virgin Mary.
Judy Garland - American actress, singer and dancer.
Annie Kenney (left) and Christabel Pankhurst.WSPU leaders
Mother Teresa - Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta.
Elizabeth Warren campaigning for Hillary Clinton. (seated) in Manchester.Massachusetts Senator
Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom.Her Majesty the
Serena Williams, Tennis Star, won 23 major in the Open Era.
Joan of Arc a heroine of France.
Aung San Suu Kyi -Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991).
Mamokgethi Phakeng is a South African professor of mathematics education.
- Sweetener Tour Ariana Grande O2 Arena.jpg
Ariana Grande - American singer, songwriter, and actress.
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 = 455,307||Ω = 5.15|
Articles where content about women has been deletedEdit
- In Conducting, a section about the role of women conductors was deleted.
- ^ TAMARA RASAMNY. 'Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia'https://www.demworks.org/mind-gap-highlighting-womens-representation-wikipedia.
|This is a WikiProject, an area for focused collaboration among Wikipedians. New participants are welcome; please feel free to participate!