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Women in military history | September 2019

in collaboration with the WikiProject Military History Backlog Drive Contest

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 18.06% 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
World War II USAF Women Airforce Service Pilots
Use social media to promote our work!
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PinterestSeptember 2019 editathons
Add to articles
  • 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
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-133}}

In September 2019, in cooperation with Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai, Women in Red is focusing on women military history, partly to assist with Wikiproject Military history's interest in a backlog contest, partly as a result of Women in Red's interest in providing better coverage of women in World War II.

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 military enterprise, 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. The following should be particularly useful in connection with military history and with World War II:

  • Crowd-sourced list:
  • Wikidata lists:

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


Outcomes (articles)Edit

Promote our workEdit


  • 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

  1.   Hor Lhamo
  2.   Fatima Boudouani
  3.   Zinaïda Kokorina
  4.   Basemah al-Shater
  5.   Olive Snell
  6.   Akissi Kouamé
  7.   Dorothy L. Starbuck
  8.   Lee Eun-soo
  9.   Natsue Kondo
  10.   Ramatoulie DK Sanneh
  11.   Goldia O'Haver - PIN
  12.   Jane Foster (pilot)
  13.   Suzanne Jannin - PIN
  14.   Dorothy Still Danner - PIN
  15.   Miho Otani
  16.   Ryoko Azuma
  17.   Adela Riek Schaar
  18.   Mariann Stratton -upg, img, PIN
  19.   Gregoria Montoya - FB
  20.   Song Myung-soon
  21.    Ida Sabo
  22.   Yang Sung-sook
  23.   Louise Kathrine Dedichen - PIN TW
  24.   Lindiwe Ngwenya
  25.   Shylet Moyo
  26.   Ellen Chiweshe
  27.   Celia Harvey
  28.   Petra Petersen - PIN
  29.   Kathryn Grove Shipp - PIN
  30.   Kate Fleron - PIN
  31. Female Engagement Team
  32.   Sheila Heaney - PIN
  33.   Hedda Lundh - PIN
  34.   Aida Lafuente - PIN
  35.   Judith Simanca Herrera - PIN
  36.   Ruth Sinnotte - destubbed, added img, PIN
  37.   Varinka Wichfeld Muus - PIN
  38.   Mary Noel Arrowsmith - PIN
  39.   Elizabeth Bowen Thompson - TW, PIN
  40.   Haritina Korotkevich
  41.   Gertrude Sumner Ely - PIN
  42.   Corps of Volunteer Nurses of the ACISMOM
  43.   Jeannette Guyot
  44.   Women's Defence Relief Corps
  45.   Mary Briscoe Baldwin - TW, PIN
  46.   Casta Álvarez - PIN
  47.   Patricia Swallow
  48.   Antonie Stemmler - PIN TW
  49.   Sarah Robinson (activist)
  50.   Edith Bonnesen - PIN
  51.   Sophronia Bucklin -added img, PIN
  52.   Mother Angela Gillespie -added img, PIN
  53.   Lois Dunbar -added img, PIN
  54.   Mary Alice Frush -added img, PIN
  55.   Anna Etheridge -added img, PIN
  56.   Lucy Fenman Barron -added img, PIN
  57.   Maria Abbey -added img, PIN
  58.   Mary Loomis -added img, PIN
  59.   Rebecca Pomroy -added img, PIN
  60.   Modena Weston -added img, PIN
  61.   Susan Cox -added img, PIN
  62.   Birte Høeg Brask - PIN
  63.   Benita Uribarrena Bollaín - PIN
  64.   Hannah Judkins Starbird - PIN
  65.   Maria Domingas Alves - PIN
  66.   Jutta Graae - PIN
  67.   Galina Nikolaeva
  68.   Mary Gonzaga Grace - PIN
  69.   Mary O'Connell - upg, img, PIN
  70.   Ellen Christensen - PIN
  71.    Lone Maslocha - PIN
  72.   E. Florence Barker - TW
  73.   Verneda Rodriguez
  74.   Clarissa F. Dye - PIN
  75.   Delia Bartlett Fay -destub, PIN
  76.   Fanny Titus Hazen - PIN, TW
  77.   Jackie Sedibe
  78.   Emily E. Woodley - PIN, TW
  79.   Elizabeth Nichols -added img, PIN
  80.   Olive Crofton Smith-Dorrien
  81.   Amanda L. Aikens - TW
  82.   Elizabeth Lucas -added img, PIN, TW
  83.   Elizabeth Hyatt -added img, PIN, TW
  84.   Soldiers' Free Library (founded by Elida Rumsey)
  85.   Elida Rumsey -destubbed, PIN, TW
  86.   Ethel Margery Templer
  87.   Agnes Morrison (redirect overwritten)
  88.   Caroline Burghardt -destubbed, PIN
  89.   Belle Coddington - PIN, TW
  90.   Olinda Morais - PIN, TW
  91.   Adeliza Perry - PIN, TW
  92.   Fəridə Vəzirova - PIN, TW
  93.   Katherine Stuart - TW
  94.   Thérèse Adloff
  95.   Eliana Krawczyk - TW
  96.   Dorothy Christian Hare - TW
  97.   Women's Reserve Ambulance Corps
  98.   Michèle Moet-Agniel - TW
  99.   Catherine Lutz (general) - TW
  100.   Juana López (nurse)

Did You Know featuresEdit

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

Outcomes (media)Edit

Add here – most recent at the top

Woman's Relief Corps, Grand Army of the Republic

Press about the eventEdit

Event templatesEdit