The Movement Charter will define roles and responsibilities in the Wikimedia Movement, and it will lay out a new Global Council for movement governance. This Charter is the cornerstone of the Movement Strategy implementation. Given the need to start working on this important document, we are dedicating the next round of conversations to the Movement Charter drafting committee.
This is a Charter for the whole movement. We need participation from all corners of the world, and especially from the groups traditionally underrepresented. There have been many conversations about this Charter, and we need more perspectives to agree on a short-term plan to create the drafting committee.
This is how you can participate:
Check the Local conversations section below to join a conversation near you.
The Movement Charter drafting committee is expected to work as a diverse and skilled team of about 15 members for several months. They should receive regular support from experts, regular community reviews, and opportunities for training and an allowance to offset costs. When the draft is completed, the committee will oversee a wide community ratification process.
There have been many conversations about the Movement Charter and a few proposals for its creation. There is some agreement and some disagreement. The Movement Strategy team has identified three questions that need answers in order to create the committee. We are organizing as many local conversations as possible to collect answers to these questions. In addition to this, we are organizing video conversations for each question on June 26-27.
After this round, we will collect all the feedback received and publish a draft proposal to create the drafting committee, for community consideration.
1. What composition should the committee have in terms of movement roles, gender, regions, affiliations and other diversity factors?
2. What is the best process to select the committee members to form a competent and diverse team?
3. How much dedication is it reasonable to expect from committee members, in terms of hours per week and months of work?
Anyone can organize text or video conversations to discuss these three questions in their preferred language. The objective is to collect questions, opinions, ideas, points of agreement and disagreement in your community. Just add your conversation to the list, so we can all keep track.
You can also request support to facilitate your community text or video conversation at strategy2030wikimedia.org. With optional help from the facilitators, a first report of each local conversation will be published by the end of Friday June 25.