From October 1–31, WikiProject Women in Green is hosting its fifth virtual editathon event with the following goals: to nominate and review GA-class articles related to women and women's works, and to help editors build a greater capacity for bringing articles up to GA status. Participants of all experience levels are welcome! We will provide instructions, learning resources, suggested article topics, and assistance from editors more experienced with the GA process. To participate, just add yourself to the list of participants.
What is Women in Green?
WikiProject Women in Green works to bring core articles on women and women's works up to minimum Good Article (GA) status. Our aim is to improve the general reliability and quality of Wikipedia while also addressing gender bias in Wikipedia content. Currently, articles about women and women's works comprise just 4671 articles out of 38,796 Good Articles on the site, roughly 12%. Each year we organize a number of specific group goals related to nominating and reviewing GA articles, and this event is partly organized to help us reach and/or surpass those goals.
Around the World in 31 Days
During this event, we're encouraging editors to work on articles about women and women's works (books, films, etc.) from as many different geographical regions as possible. We hope to collectively nominate and/or review articles about women from at least 31 different countries – this may refer to where article subjects were born or spent a significant portion of their lives, and countries may be currently existing or previously existing nations. Want to improve an article about an American or Mexican actress? Go for it. A pioneering female scientist from Nigeria? Absolutely. A poem by an Ancient Roman author? Yes! Broader international articles about women are welcome too. There are thousands of interesting articles about women and women's works on Wikipedia, and this event is here to provide a focused, supportive environment for us as we work to bring some of them up to GA status.
Check back here to track our progress to 32 countries! The event coordinator will update this map regularly during the editathon (view full-screen by clicking the upper-right corner). N = nomination, R = review. Countries covered thus far: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Italy, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, The Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.
Editors may be interested in working on some of the following article suggestions, but are welcome to choose articles from elsewhere:
Women's Islamic Games - International multi-sport event organized by the Islamic Federation of Women's Sport
WiG 20-Minute Article Assessments
Are you new to the GA nominating process (or just want some early feedback)? GA nominators have the option to request a basic assessment of their article from an experienced Women in Green editor before nominating it for a full GA review. The WiG 20-Minute Article Assessment will aim to identify any major issues that remain in your article and suggest improvements for you to focus on. This support is intended to help less-experienced GA nominators build their confidence and avoid frustrating "quick-fail" situations. Make your request for a 20-minute article assessment here.
All qualifying GA nominations (whether submitted or reviewed) must relate to women or women's works.
Nominating editors should have made a significant contribution to their article. Co-nominations (with editors partnering) are acceptable and encouraged!
GA nominators must submit their article nominations during the period of October 1–31, although they may choose an article and begin preparation work before then.
GA reviewers must begin their reviews during the period of October 1–31, but may take additional time to complete those reviews up until November 30. The extended deadline takes into account that many editathon nominations may not be ready for review until late October.
GA nominations that are quick-failed will not be counted as a qualifying editathon submission for either a nominator or a reviewer, but articles nominated in good faith that are fully reviewed and failed may stay.
Participants who nominate or fully review at least one qualifying GA nomination during the editathon will receive a special 2023 Women in Green barnstar. The event coordinator will give out stars after the end of the event.
Choose the article you want to work on. This doesn't have to be an article you created yourself – it can be any existing Wikipedia article currently rated Stub, Start, C, B or A Class. Keep scope in mind: bringing an article up to GA Class takes time, so make sure you have the time and research resources necessary to tackle your chosen subject.
Assess which aspects of the article still need improvements to meet the GA criteria. Does it need stronger sources? An expanded lead section? Clearer grammar and punctuation? Are the images properly tagged and licensed? Make a plan and work your way through these improvements. Make sure you examine all sources currently cited in the article (some may be unreliable, outdated, or poorly incorporated).
Optional: before nominating the article for GA review, post at the 20-Minute Article Assessment page to request a basic 20-minute assessment from an experienced Women in Green GA reviewer. They will scan the article for any remaining major issues and suggest improvements for you to focus on.
Optional: Once your article has successfully passed a GA review (or if you've created a new article from scratch, or expanded it x 5), you may nominate the article for inclusion in the "Did You Know..." (DYK) column on the Wikipedia main page (please see the DYK Rules and DYK Instructions for how to do this). There is an eligibility period of 7 days to do this. GA Editathon articles that have been featured in DYK can be listed in the "Article Outcomes" list at the bottom of this page.
Choose an article nomination you wish to review (either from the editathon Article Outcomes list below, or from the broader GA nominations page), and follow these instructions for beginning the review. You are encouraged to complete your initial review comments in 7 days or less. To be counted as part of this editathon, a GA review must be thorough and complete, regardless of the nominated article's outcome (successful or unsuccessful). Make sure your review comments clearly state why you think the nomination does or does not meet the six GA criteria.
Once you are satisfied that the nominated article has either passed or failed, close the review. Congrats! Add the reviewed article to the "Article Outcomes" list on this page. You are also welcome to include your work as part of WikiProject Women in Green's yearly outcomes by listing the article under Goal #3 of WiG's 2023 Goals.
Optional: Once you have reviewed and successfully passed a GA article, the article may be nominated for inclusion in the "Did You Know..." (DYK) column on the Wikipedia main page (please see the DYK Rules and DYK Instructions for how to do this). You may encourage the original GA nominator to start this process, or you may complete it on their behalf, and there is an eligibility period of 7 days to do this. GA Editathon articles that have been featured in DYK can be listed in the "Article Outcomes" list at the bottom of this page.
Wikipedia Library - Free access for Wikipedia editors with a certain number of edits completed (and no active blocks). Includes newspaper archives, academic journals, magazines, case law databases, and more.
Wikipedia Resource Request - Editors can post requests for help accessing portions of specific resources that they cannot access elsewhere (e.g., scan of an article or book chapter).
The Internet Archive - Free digital library (users with accounts can borrow books, reports, magazines, etc.).
This special support feature is intended to help less-experienced GA nominators build their confidence and avoid frustrating quick-fail situations. The WiG 20-Minute Assessment team for 2023 includes BennyOnTheLoose, Vanamonde, and Mujinga. Team members will complete a brief 20-minute assessment of your project and let you know if they see any major article issues that might lead to a quick-fail in a formal GA review.
To request a 20-minute assessment (or "mini-review") for an article you're working on, list your username and article below and add your request to the top of the list. A member of our assessment team will aim to tackle your request within 48 hours and will leave their comments on the talk page of your article.
Hi. I'm a student editor trying to improve this article. I re-wrote a large part of the article in order to resolve template issues only to have the template quickly re-added without much feedback. I'd like to bring this page to good standing and ideally green. I appreciate your feedback and any edits to improve it and the work that I've done. Thank you!
Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.