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Women writers | September 2019

Continuing global initiatives: #1day1woman Focus on Suffrage

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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
Taiwo Odubiyi, writer from Nigeria
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In September 2019, Women in Red is once again focusing on women writers from around the world.

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, as well as a few that are crowd-sourced (CS):

For a general but incomplete world listing of red-linked writers, see Writers

Crowd sourcedEdit

Wikidata by countryEdit

Wikidata by occupationEdit

New Wikidata listEdit

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.    Nino Tkeshelashvili
  2.   Mirjam Indermaur
  3.  Conchi León TW
  4.   Pauline Ménard-Dorian
  5.   Jeanne Hugo
  6.   Bella Duffy TW
  7.  Anna Ross TW
  8.   Nadja Malacrida (improved)
  9.  Lady Clodagh Beresford TW
  10.  Emily Charlotte de Burgh, Countess of Cork TW
  11.  Amèle El Mahdi
  12.  Thao Lam
  13.  Celina Kalluk
  14.  Niamh Sharkey TW
  15.  Marissa Lingen TW
  16.    Emily Elizabeth Shaw Beavan TW
  17.   Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book
  18.  Elizabeth Yorke, Countess of Hardwicke TW, PIN
  19.   Rhoda Cosgrave Sivell TW
  20.   Betty Halbreich
  21.   Andrea Jourdan (AfC and upgrade), PIN
  22.  Ida Margaret Graves Poore TW, PIN
  23.  Lady Blanche Girouard TW
  24.  Rambha Gandhi
  25.   Nina Moore Jamieson TW, PIN
  26.   Ellen Kyle Noel TW
  27.   Elizabeth Hely Walshe TW
  28.   Ana Conta-Kernbach - PIN
  29.   Kate JasonSmith
  30.   Agnes G. Murphy TW
  31.   Karen Saywitz add image, PIN
  32.   Maude Glasgow TW
  33.   Grace Dane Mazur (upgrade)
  34.   Jools Walker (AfC)
  35.  Mabel Sharman Crawford TW
  36.   Alli Webb (AfC)
  37.  Letitia McClintock TW
  38.    Nevena Bridgen (AfC and upgraded)
  39.   Anna Cox Brinton - PIN
  40.  E. Owens Blackburne TW
  41.   Sarah Herbert TW
  42.   Christine N. Govan (upgraded) PIN
  43.  Alicia Catherine Mant TW
  44.   Vi Keeland (AfC)
  45.   Catherine Deakin - PIN
  46.   Makhfi Badakhshi (improve)
  47.   Ann Arensberg
  48.   Carmen Barbará image, PIN
  49.  Deirdre Sullivan TW
  50.   Zohar Shavit (AfC) PIN
  51.   Karen Thompson Walker
  52. The Dreamers (novel) (AfC)
  53.   Jasmine Dubé
  54.    Christina Scheppelmann
  55.   Elizabeth Bowen Thompson - TW, PIN
  56.    Salt Cathedral (band) (AfC)
  57. Casaquin (AfC)
  58.  Meta Mayne ReidTW
  59.  Nicola Pierce TW
  60.   Monique Corriveau - PIN
  61.  Aoife Dooley TW
  62.     Sophia Mustafa
  63.   Nora Dryhurst TW, PIN
  64.  Anne Isabella Robertson TW
  65.  Mabel Addis TW
  66.  Sarah Maria Griffin TW
  67.   Sophie Raffalovich TW
  68.     Rosalie K. Fry
  69.   Marie-Rose Turcot
  70. Demitoilet (AfC)
  71.   Witchcraft in early modern Britain
  72.     Cecilia Viets Jamison
  73.     Anne Mary Perceval
  74.   A Guide to Berlin (Jones novel) (AfC)
  75.   Elizabeth Pratt Grinnell - PIN
  76.   Sofia Kawawa (AfC) - PIN
  77.   Dorothy Stein (AfC)
  78.   Mary Reynolds (landscape designer) (AfC)
  79.   Lydia Mary Fay - TW
  80.    Zeina Soufan (AfC), PIN
  81.   Karin Wilhelmson
  82.   Diane Paragas (AfC)
  83.   Elizabeth Gooch
  84.   Melinda Rankin - TW
  85.   Smaranda Gheorghiu
  86.   Rose Moutray Read - TW
  87.   Marith Iedema (AfC)
  88.   Galina Nikolaeva
  89.    Hoda Katebi (AfC)
  90.   Beulah Woolston - TW
  91.    Helvi Poutasuo - TW
  92.    Anna Jacobsen - TW
  93.   Angela Veronese - TW, PIN
  94.   Harriet Merrick Warren (expanded)
  95.   Kiharu Nakamura
  96.   Elizabeth Fenwick Way
  97.   Anajá Caetano
  98.   E. Florence Barker - TW
  99.   Alice Polk Hill
  100.   Helen Burns Higgs
  101.   Amal Fashanu (AfC), PIN
  102.   Jan Peterson (AfC) - TW
  103.   Suzy Shinn (improve)
  104.   Maria Ângela Carrascalão - PIN, TW
  105.    Lady Elizabeth Echlin
  106.    Sue Booth-Forbes
  107.   Amanda L. Aikens - TW, PIN
  108.   Margot Klausner (AfC), PIN TW
  109.   Ann Head (AfC), PIN
  110.   Mary Jane Aldrich - TW, PIN
  111.   Adeliza Perry - PIN
  112.   Emma B. Alrich - added 2nd image, PIN
  113.   Zodwa Nyoni TW
  114.  Vivian Yeiser Laramore TW, PIN
  115.   Emna Mizouni - PIN TW
  116.   Fəridə Vəzirova - PIN TW
  117.   Elizabeth Fane (patron)
  118.   Slinky Malinki (expanded)
  119.   Mary Ritter Beard (expanded)

Did You Know featuresEdit

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

Outcomes (media)Edit

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Press about the eventEdit

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