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Asian Women Month Offline Event (Bangalore)
Anandibai Joshee from India, Kei Okami from Japan, and Tabat M. Islambooly from Syria at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania Oct 10, 1885
Remembering the legacy of Asian women
Dates27 November 2016
Location (offline)Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
Affiliated organizationCIS A2K

November 2016 is the Wikipedia Asian Month. The Wikiproject Women in Red (WiR) also announced it the Asian Women Month.

Women in Red (WiR) is an initiative to help turn the "redlinks" of women's name (and related subjects) into blue ones, as an endeavour to bridge the Gender Gap of Wikipedia.

From 1 November to 30 November, 2016, we encourage participants to improve the encyclopedia's coverage on Asian subjects, with an emphasis on those related to Asian women. This can be anything from Asian women's biographies, to their work, or women-related issues in Asia (see Wikipedia Asian Month Rules). Participants who create four articles in accordance with the rules will receive a special Asian Women Month barnstar.

Although this global edit-a-thon is virtual, we as Wikiwomen in Bangalore, India are excited to hold an offline event on 27 November, 2016 to mark a great end for the initiative. Wikipedians of all levels are eligible to join (even if you had never edited before) - all you need is a registered username. Both male and female Wikipedians are welcomed. Food and refreshment will be provided. Come join us for a fun day of editing, sharing thoughts, and great vibes!

If you are interested in joining the offline event in Bangalore, please sign up below under Participation.

Please also remember to
Sign up to join Asian Month
Report your contribution


See the Etherpad here
Sunday 27 November 2016
  • 09:30-10:00: Registration and Self Introduction
  • 10:00-10:30: Short Presentation about the Wikipedia Gender Gap Research in CIS
  • 10:30-12:00: Editing/Tutorial
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch, Mix-n-Mingle
  • 13:00-16:00: Editing/Tutorial
  • 16:00-16:30: Snack and Showcase of Work
  • 16:30-17:00: Short Reflection and Dismiss

Please remember to bring your own laptop!



Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)
#194, 2nd "C" Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka 560071

CIS Domlur Office



We welcome participants from all editing skill levels, language areas, and genders.
If your have a Wikipedia account, please sign under this section by typing star and four tildes (* ~~~~)

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About Wikipedia Asian Month

  • Participants must have a registered Wikipedia account to participate
  • The Wikipedia Asian Month (and the Asian Women Month) focuses on "creating new articles" (rather than expanding stubs)
  • Creating new articles by translating an existing article in another language is allowed, but must not be purely machine translated
  • Participants editing in an non-English/Asian language Wikipedia cannot write about topics of the country where the language is spoken primarily. (Ex. If you are editing in Kannada Wikipedia, you cannot write India-related article for the Wikipedia Asian Month)
  • Participants editing in English Wikipedia can create pages on topics of any Asian countries
  • Articles should not be a list
  • Participants whose contribution fulfils the following criteria will receive a WAM postcard
    • At least four articles created
    • Each article should be at least 3,000 bytes and at least 300 words in length (exclude Infobox, template etc.)
    • Each article must fulfil the Wikipedia notability and verifiability criteria

Positive space

  • Participants are free to leave at any point of the event
  • Please do not hesitate to inform the organizers for any enquiries or discomfort
  • Organizers and all attendees are required to notify and obtain consent from other participants before taking pictures, videos, or audio records.
  • For research purpose, there may be a small survey at the end of the event which will be completely voluntary and anonymous.
  • We aim to provide a positive space for all and would not tolerate any harassment or discrimination in any forms. We strongly encourage all participants to abide by the civility rules of Wikipedia both online and offline.

Red links

There are several lists of redlinked Asian women. In addition to our Crowd-sourced list, there are Wikidata lists of redlinks for the following Asian countries:

Afghanistan · Bangladesh · Cambodia · China (People's Republic) · Hong Kong  · India · Indonesia · Iran · Iraq · Israel · Japan · Kazakhstan · Jordan · Kuwait · Lebanon · Malaysia · Myanmar · Nepal · Pakistan · Philippines · Saudi Arabia · Singapore · South Korea · Sri Lanka · Syria · Taiwan · Uzbekistan · Vietnam
You are also welcomed to create articles that are not listed in the links above.

Results and Accomplishment

Username Langauge Page Action Bytes
AmritaSG29 (new editor) English Neera Desai Creation +5,361
AnanthKC Kannada ಅಜೋರ್ಸ್ ದ್ವೀಪಗಳು Creation +3,531
Chaithra Pillareddy Kannada ಚೆಸ್ನಟ್ ಮರ Creation +10,576
ಕುರ್ದ್ ಜನಾಂಗ Creation +37,375
ಅಟಾಟರ್ಕ್, ಕೆಮಾಲ Creation +4,091
ಇಜ್ಮಿರ್ Creation +6,283
CHANDINI.B Kannada Personal sandbox -- --
curious_su (new editor) English Personal sandbox -- --
Guru sam 76 Kannada ಇಕ್ಬಾಲ್ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣ Creation +3,587
ಗಡ್ಡಾಫಿ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣ Creation +3,725
Guru Sharan N Kannada Personal sandboxes -- --
Kavyat1431 Kannada ಭೋಗ ನಾಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಾಲಯ Creation +5,043
MamathaVShetty (new editor) English Personal sandbox -- --
Meghana dholli Kannada Personal sandbox -- --
Navamadi.s Kannada Personal sandbox -- --
ParulThakur English Anisha Acharya Creation +4,798
Ravidreams Tamil காலிதா சியா Creation +2,367
Venu.mojo English -- -- --