Led by Kerrie Burn of the University of Divinity, the Australian Women in Religion Project team has been tirelessly collecting, sorting and uploading data, as well as editing and creating articles about Australian women. This is also the Australian contribution to the wider 1000 Women in Religion Project which aims to raise up the unrecognised work of important women in religion and to help address the gender bias on platforms like Wikipedia. Still today, only about 18% of biographical articles on Wikipedia are about women.
During the Wiki-Week Editing Extravaganza we will focus on 3 groups of women:
- Women included on the Australian Dictionary of Biography without a Wikipedia page
- Women associated with the Movement for the Ordination of Women
- Women associated with the Women-Church journal
Lists of relevant subjects and associated resources will be provided prior to event, including suggested articles for creation and Wikipedia stub articles that require improvement.
As we look ahead to the edit-a-thon(s) you might like to take a look at the Wikipedia Article Guide and the AWR List available on this page. Please give some thought to women that you might like to write about. There are 576 women currently listed, with those shaded in blue already having a Wikipedia page.
No experience required. Wikipedia editing training provided as well as light refreshments. Beginners welcome!More information about Australian Women in Religion Project
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