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Women + Law | September 2019

Continuing global initiatives: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

September: Law Military history Writers Geofocus: Defunct countries

August: Sports Indigenous women Film and stage Geofocus: Millennial countries

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to WHGI, only 18.07% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–30 September 2019
Eliza Orme, first law graduate in England
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
Twitter@wikiwomeninred
PinterestSeptember 2019 editathons
Hashtag#wikiwomeninred
Add to articles
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  • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Choose applicable Categories including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.
Add to article talk pages
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  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-132}}

In September 2019, Women in Red is once again focusing on women in law, this time in connection with the centenary on 23 December of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 in the United Kingdom which led to women being admitted to the Inns of Court in January 1920. We are now addressing women past and present involved in legal fields or with the law. This includes lawyers, judges, academics, researchers and writers.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in all fields of interest in various countries, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)Edit

Red-link lists on women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below.

Wikidata (WD) red-link lists: women's biographies by country in other language versions of Wikipedia:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

ParticipantsEdit

Outcomes (articles)Edit

Promote our workEdit

Key:

  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articlesEdit

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

Did You Know featuresEdit

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

  1. Margaret Puxon 22 September 2019
  2. María José Cristerna 13 September 2019
  3. Gloria Ana Chevesich 30 October 2019

Outcomes (media)Edit

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the eventEdit

Event templatesEdit