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Welcome to Women in Red (WiR), a WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope: women's biographies and works by women. Click on our Redlinks index to see all our lists by focus area, occupation and nationality.

We recognized a need for this work as, in November 2014, only about 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WiR strives to improve the figure, which has reached 17.73% as of 17 November 2018. But that means, according to WHGI, only 277,582 of our 1,565,894 biographies are about women. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and WiR addresses it in a positive way through shared values.

If you participate in WiR, you can join up officially using the box in the top right-hand corner of this page. You are also welcome to add our userbox template {{User WikiProject Women in Red}} to your user page, to produce:

Women in Red logo.svgThis user makes women blue.

Learn more about our work, including Press and Research »

Add new announcements to the top. Sign with ~~~~. Remove old ones after a month.

  • The AfroCine Contest which runs from 1 October to 30 November 2018 calls for contributions to diminish the gender gap.--Ipigott (talk) 09:45, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Associated to the AfroCine months : Cinema related occupation labels to translate (translation in local African language and addition of female formal of occupation label) (Wiki Loves Women drive)
  • In connection with Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday, 9 October, the University of Edinburgh is arranging an event including an editathon on women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It is being coordinated by Wikipedian in Residence Ewan McAndrew.--Ipigott (talk) 17:14, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
  • From 18 to 21 October, with the support of Wellcome Collection, Alice White (user name Zeromonk) is arranging a series of editathons at the Medicine Now gallery in London. More details here.--Ipigott (talk) 16:19, 22 September 2018 (UTC)


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Continuing global coverage

  • In addition to our monthly editathons, you can cover women in any sphere of interest by taking part in our continuing #1day1woman initiative.

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Lists of red links[edit]

WiR works by filling in missing articles based on extensive lists of needed topics. The index to our wide range of topics and nationalities can be found at the Redlist index. Please make these red links blue. Notable women without a wikipedia biography can be added to any crowd-sourced redlists they match; and added to wikidata such that they're included in wikidata-derived redlists.

Article alerts[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Women for articles about women that are nominated for deletion.

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Articles for deletion

Redirects for discussion

Files for discussion

Good article nominees

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Declined drafts[edit]

Thanks to Ronhjones, we now have a bot showing declined drafts submitted to AfC. Weekly updates highlight those most recently listed under New Additions. With a little bit of attention, some of them could well be moved to mainspace, encouraging the editors who created them to progress on Wikipedia.--Ipigott (talk) 11:33, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Resources and research[edit]

WiR maintains resources to help you contribute, including lists of topical books and external links, information on editing in general, and contacts you can reach out to for specific needs. They can be found at Resources.

Academic research on Wikipedia's content gender gap is also documented at Research.


This section is a transcluded subpage, containing more information than is shown here. To view detailed month-by-month results or to edit, go to Metrics.

The articles created for any month, including the current month, can be displayed by clicking on one of the months in the archive box.

We track the articles we create each month. Reports bot updates these lists automatically, but you can manually add and annotate entries. The bot will remove non-existent pages. More details about the bot. Our metrics talkpage is here: Metrics talkpage

The evolving list for this month (see Archives box) is created by the bot which lists new women's biographies on the basis of their female gender on Wikidata. At present, the bot does not list women's works, associations or related articles but you are encouraged to add these to the list manually. A WiR Wikidata page provides information on how you can help ensure WiR metrics are up-to-date.

The graph shows the number of articles created each month. The apparent decrease for the current month reflects the number of articles created up to today's date. Only data on completed months indicate overall progress.

  • We also add articles from WiR edit-a-thons


WiR is amazing and has way too much to showcase here. Please see Showcase for our recent and past achievements.

Recent Did You Know? blurbs[edit]

These are the 20 most recent WP:DYK entries for WiR. Updated approximately weekly by User:JL-Bot.

Transcluding 20 of 938 total


There has been considerable press coverage of WiR. You can find links to lots of relevant articles under Press.

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