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学习模式/安全空间政策

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Safe space policy
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problemSome people do not feel welcome at events because of previously having a hostile encounter at a similar event.
solutionPrior to the event create a safe space policy that indicates that harassment will not be tolerated and the event will be an open and welcoming place where people can express themselves.
creatorFloNight
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created on14 November, 2013


该政策可以解决什么问题?

在维基媒体活动中,人们可能会感到不适或遇到骚扰,这些使他们感到不受欢迎,不被尊重或受到侵犯。相关人士可能会避免参加相似活动或减少参与度。这些活动的发起者可能招致批评,而且将来可能不会再主办类似的活动。

受鼓励参与活动的各领域人士,如果不进行充分参与,活动将无法成功或实现目标,因此推出安全空间政策可以为参与者和活动负责人提供轻松,安全和受保障的环境。

What is the solution?

Draft a friendly space policy that describes the expectations of conduct for participants in your project or event. Advertise the policy ahead of your event through email, wikis, social media and other event materials before the event. Announce and describe the policy at the beginning of the event (or make it publicly visible on the project if online), and provide participants with mechanisms for asking questions about the policy.

Make it clear what participants should do, and what resources are available to them in various situations: if they feel that the policy has been violated, if they feel personally harassed or threatened, or if they have a negative interaction. Set up contact information in case the policy gets violated, and make sure a policy-specific volunteer support group is trained and on hand if needed.

General considerations

  • In public event venues (and on public wikis) where individuals from outside the community of participants may be present, safe space policies can be difficult to implement and enforce.[1]
  • If you are especially concerned about unfriendly interactions or unsafe situations at your event or in your project, you may find it helpful to ask participants to explicitly agree to or pledge to follow the policy, verbally or in writing. While not legally binding or enforceable, these agreements may help people keep the importance of friendly spaces in mind while they participate.
  • Use of color-coded lanyards for conference attendees to wear, based on whether or not they feel comfortable being photographed, can contribute to a safe space (green = always OK; yellow = please ask; red = never OK, don’t ask). [2]
  • For workshops or conferences that include opportunities for discussion from participants it can be necessary to explicitly state the rules, and periodically remind participants of those rules, in order to prevent any one person or people from dominating the discussion. [3]

Examples

  • Conferences, workshops and meetups
  • Wikimedia projects and other online collaboration spaces

Endorsements

See also

Related patterns

External links

References

  1. "We discovered that parts of our conference venue were used frequently by employees of the company that owned the space. People often walked through the area, which reduced our goal of creating a safe space for discussion." AdaCamp DC 2012
  2. AdaCamp 2014
  3. Gender-gap admin training