For those who like to write, you can create, expand or improve articles. For general guidelines for writing biographies, there are several resources, such as the Women in Red's Primer for creating women's biographies, Manual of style for biographies, writing about women (a helpful essay), the biographies of living persons policy, and the notability guideline for biographies.
Creating articles that will survive an Article for Deletion review requires that, at minimum, the new article cite several reliable sources such as published books and major newspapers and magazines, and that the text not be copied directly from another website or another source. If there is already an article about a woman or a woman's work, you can expand the article by adding information. To avoid having your added sentences "reverted" (removed), you should provide a reliable source for any information or claim that is likely to be challenged. You do not have to provide a source for "The capital of France is Paris", but a statement about an award that a woman won or a scientific achievement she made should usually be sourced.
Another task for editors who want to reduce gender bias on Wikipedia is to review articles about women to look for biased writing, such as text that defines women primarily in terms of their relationship to other people. An article about a woman scientist should begin more like this:
The essay "Writing About Women" covers these matters in more detail.
There are a lot of non-writing tasks which need attention too, such as tagging the talk pages of relevant articles with project banners associated with sister and daughter projects, assessing article quality on talk pages, improving biography categorization at Category:Women by occupation, and adding reliable sources to existing articles, particularly for articles about women or their work that are proposed for deletion. (In some cases, a handful of reliable, high-quality sources can save an article from being deleted.) Other non-writing tasks include adding categories to articles (an article about a woman engineer may be categorized under Canadian engineers, but there may be other categories that she could fit into, such as Canadian professors, Canadian authors or Canadian inventors); adding images of women or their works or creations to articles (see adding images essay); and wiki-linking terms and names within the article. (If you link men in a woman's article, it is good practice to go to the men's articles and ensure that the woman is linked in those articles as well.)
WikiProject Women has a loose affiliation with many other WikiProjects, Task Forces, and a User Group; check out our Affiliates navigation box for a list of them. WikiProject Women has several departments, including article creation, article improvement, DYK? articles, and events. They are described in more detail on this page and if you follow their links.
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Featured Articles for a complete list of articles on women which have reached Featured Article status.
- See Wikipedia:WikiProject Women/Good Articles for a list of over 1000 articles on women which have reached Good Article status.
- See Category:List-Class WikiProject Women articles for a List of Women articles.
GA focus of the month
- January 2019: Women in Music. See Category:Lists of women in music for pertinent lists.
- List candidates of interest here
- Mami Kawada - recently promoted to GA
Did You Know?
Current article statistics
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Articles where content about women has been deleted
- In Conducting, a section about the role of women conductors was deleted.
- TAMARA RASAMNY. 'Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia'https://www.demworks.org/mind-gap-highlighting-womens-representation-wikipedia.
- Gender bias on Wikipedia
- Biases in Wikipedia essay
- Writing about women (essay)
- WP:HER, an essay encouraging the use of female pronouns (she, her)
- WikiProject Women in Red
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