Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/270

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Geofocus: Central and Eastern Europe | May 2023

May: Alphabet run U, V, W Disability Education CEE women

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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1–31 May 2023
Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
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In May, Women in Red's geofocus is on women from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This event is part of the Wikimedia CEE Spring 2023, which includes an additional contest for CEE Women.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women from or associated with these countries.

This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other women who deserve to be covered, for example under the other topics of the month or 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 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 and improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features "Did You Know?" and "In The News".

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create month by 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 share any of the articles or images on social media, or successfully nominate for Main Page, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to Central and Eastern Europe are listed below. Please note: listing does not guarantee qualification for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Please read Primer for creating women's biographies.

Limited or partial recognition

Other redlinked names[edit]

Add other redlinks here, if possible with a source:

  • Zhānit D. Lazāryān [hy; fa] (1940-2014), Iranian-Armenian writer and author of Encyclopedia of Iranian Armenians (in Armenian). 2012. ISBN 978-9939-60-154-0. OCLC 847248788. (which itself probably has redlinks)
  • Tatyana Parkina [ru] (April 13, 1952 - May 6, 2020), Russian actress (I Cannot Say "Farewell", Applause, Applause..., The Dolphin's Cry).(Актриса Татьяна Паркина скончалась в возрасте 68 лет (in Russian))
  • Nika Zupanc (born 1974), Slovenian industrial designer.
  • Éva Gyarmathy [hu], Hungarian psychologist and researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology of Eötvös Lóránd University, specialising in neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) and giftedness. bio/cv
  • Katarzyna Krakowiak, Polish artist. [1]bio


Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Please add the biographical dictionary, if used:

New or upgraded articles[edit]


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

Early start[edit]

  1. AustriaMexico Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald (also 265) - PIN
  2. TurkeyGermany Saliha Scheinhardt (also WIR-265) - PIN
  3. TurkeyFrance Sedef Ecer - TW (also WIR-265)
  4. LithuaniaUnited States Valerija Raulinaitis - PIN
  5. Czech RepublicUnited States Anca Seidlova - PIN

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
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  • Add IG after the article if you post in 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

Did you know? articles[edit]

Outcomes (media)[edit]

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Event templates[edit]

  • Invitation: May 2023
  • Editathon banner for talk pages – Geofocus: Central and Eastern Europe Template:WIR-270: {{WIR-270}}