Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/266

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Books by women | April 2023

April: Gender studies Health Dance Alphabet run S & T Books by women

Continuing, till 15 April: Folklore

2023 global initiatives: #1day1woman2023 Peace and Diplomacy

See also: Future events

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 Humaniki, only 19.65% 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!
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1 to 30 April 2023
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This month, in collaboration with the Every Book Its Reader campaign on Meta, for the first time Women in Red is focusing on books written by women rather than on biographies. We have managed to find a useful set of pertinent red links for guidance but contributors are of course welcome to create articles relating to any books written by women or indeed articles relating more generally to books by women authors, for example their place in different countries or over different periods. Although the emphasis is firmly on books, if you come across women authors who do not yet have biographies, you are of course welcome to create them.

If you wish your articles to be taken into account by the Every Book Its Reader campaign, you can register on this Meta page.

Those who have not yet created articles about books should make sure notability criteria are met as explained under Wikipedia:Notability (books). MOS:NOVEL, WP:NONFICTION and WP:POETRYSTANDARDS offer useful guidance.

This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to take part. There are also opportunities for contributors to add articles on any other women who deserve to be covered, for example under the other topics of the month or under our comprehensive #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 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

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.


A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating specifically to books written by women are given below:

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


If you wish to take part in the Every Book Its Reader campaign, you should register on this Meta page.

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • 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
  • Add IG after the article if you post it on Instagram
  • Add LI after the article if you post it on LinkedIn
  • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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


Early start[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

  • ... that Džuvljarke written by Vera Kurtić includes interviews with members of the LGBT community in Serbia and concludes that Romani lesbian women are often "invisible"? (2023-05-01)

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Event templates[edit]