Two major virtual events from WikiProject Women in Red
In April 2022, Women in Red is running two virtual events of major international interest:
Our focus on gender studies is a particularly important event for the women's cause as it is thanks to the activities of academics in the 1970s that universities began to include gender and ethnic studies in their curricula. As a result, we have become increasingly aware of the traditional misrepresentation of women's achievements and are now able to draw on on a wide range of pertinent resources. The pioneers involved may not qualify for biographies on academic grounds (many never became full professors) but they nevertheless achieved notability as activists and writers. Those of you who attended university could usefully examine the development of gender studies in your institution, identifying the women who played an important part in launching gender initiatives. You can also draw on our extensive redlists which provide country-by-country crowd-sourced lists as well as names automatically retrieved from Wikidata.
April is the first month of our three-month translation contest. Based on the success of our earlier geographical contests by continent, we are now encouraging translations into English of women's biographies from any of the other language versions of Wikipedia. For each of the three months, April, May and June, there will be virtual awards for the top three contributors of acceptable new translated articles as well as one for the editor who has translated articles from the highest number of different languages. There will also be special recognition for the top contributor over the full three-month period and for the contributor who has translated from the most different languages. If they wish, contributors may translate from the same foreign language throughout the contest. Translated biographies must have at least 160 words or 1,000 characters of running text (excluding references, lists, boxes and headings) and should have at least two reliable secondary references (three for biographies of living people). See the contest page for further details.