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Join the Movement Charter Regional Conversation HoursEdit
As most of you are aware, the Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is currently collecting community feedback about three draft sections of the Movement Charter: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement).
How can you participate and share your feedback?
The MCDC is looking forward to receiving all types of feedback in different languages from the community members across the Movement and Affiliates. You can participate in the following ways:
- Attend the community conversation hours with MCDC members. Details about the regional community conversation hours are published here
- Fill out a survey (optional and anonymous)
- Share your thoughts and feedback on the Meta talk page
- Share your thoughts and feedback on the MS Forum:
- Values & Principles
- Roles & Responsibilities (statement of intent)
- Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have other feedback to the MCDC.
If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters and how it impacts your community, please watch the recording of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions which took place earlier in November 2022.
Thank you for your participation.
On behalf of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee,
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 16:14, 22 November 2022 (UTC)
ChatGPT advice on annual planEdit
write an annual plan for administering Wikimedia LGBT+ as an organization which develops Wikipedia and Wikidata while also supporting the LGBT community. Include allocations for a budget of US$200,000
Annual Plan for the Administration of Wikimedia LGBT+
- Increase awareness and understanding of Wikimedia LGBT+ within the LGBT+ community and the general public through outreach and engagement initiatives, including online and offline events, workshops, and presentations.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with LGBT+ organizations, cultural institutions, and other relevant stakeholders in order to promote the goals and values of Wikimedia LGBT+ and to support the growth of Wikipedia and Wikidata content related to LGBT+ topics.
- Create and support new and existing Wikipedia and Wikidata articles and other content that accurately and respectfully represents LGBT+ topics and experiences, with a focus on underrepresented and marginalized perspectives.
- Provide training, support, and mentorship to LGBT+ Wikimedians and other volunteers who are interested in contributing to Wikipedia and Wikidata, with a focus on building a diverse and inclusive community of editors.
- Monitor and address issues of harassment, bias, and discrimination within the Wikimedia LGBT+ community and on Wikipedia and Wikidata related to LGBT+ topics, and work to promote a safe and welcoming environment for all.
- Organize and host an annual Wikimedia LGBT+ conference or symposium in order to bring together Wikimedians, LGBT+ organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss and advance the work of Wikimedia LGBT+ and the growth of LGBT+ content on Wikipedia and Wikidata.
- Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Wikimedia LGBT+ activities and initiatives, and adapt the annual plan based on feedback, best practices, and changing priorities.
- Outreach and engagement initiatives: $50,000
- Partnerships and collaborations: $30,000
- Wikipedia and Wikidata content development: $50,000
- Training and support for Wikimedians: $20,000
- Monitoring and addressing issues of harassment and discrimination: $15,000
- Annual Wikimedia LGBT+ conference or symposium: $20,000
- Evaluation and adaptation of annual plan: $15,000
Bluerasberry (talk) 18:57, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of ConductEdit
In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.
The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.
The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.
How to vote?
Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.
Who can vote?
The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.
What happens after the vote?
Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.
On behalf of the UCoC Project Team, --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 11:41, 11 January 2023 (UTC)
Global police community on manual of style about transgender subjectEdit
I was thinking that it may be a good idea to have a manual of style about gender identity for all wiki and to implement it throught meta to make it global, to overtake the transphobia of local wikipedia and other wikiproject (see for exemple the transphobic opposition and the cyberharcelement against WPCSTRANS and the survey on french wikipedia) . We can start from the english manual of style.
What do you think of it?
Regards Scriptance (talk) 19:26, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
Voting now open on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of ConductEdit
The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will be open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page on Meta-wiki for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.
For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.
On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
LGBT and WikipediaEdit
Over at English Wikipedia, I've thrown en:LGBT and Wikipedia into the main space to see what happens (seems to me there should be an entry about the intersection of LGBT + Wikipedia). I've disclosed having a general COI on the talk page. I invite editors to help expand and improve.
Thanks! -Another Believer (talk) 19:06, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
- Also, are any editors interested in translating en:Wiki Loves Pride into other languages? -Another Believer (talk) 15:10, 26 January 2023 (UTC)
Universal Code of Conduct revised enforcement guidelines vote resultsEdit
The recent community-wide vote on the Universal Code of Conduct revised Enforcement Guidelines has been tallied and scrutinized. Thank you to everyone who participated.
After 3097 voters from 146 Wikimedia communities voted, the results are 76% in support of the Enforcement Guidelines, and 24% in opposition. Statistics for the vote are available. A more detailed summary of comments submitted during the vote will be published soon.
From here, the results and comments collected during this vote will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for their review. The current expectation is that the Board of Trustees review process will complete in March 2023. We will update you when their review process is completed.
On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 19:45, 15 February 2023 (UTC)
February 2023 notesEdit
Notes are here -
In my view this is a continuation of topics discussed for years. There is progress but it is all slow. The new development in recent months is offer of funding from the Wikimedia Foundation to build out administration, but there are challenges for this in any case.
If anyone wants to participate in live discussions then I recommend first getting engaged in the telegram at https://telegram.me/wmlgbt and from there join public meetings and ask about governance meetings.
Bluerasberry (talk) 19:49, 7 March 2023 (UTC)
- @Peltarion: You have requested notes recently. Bluerasberry (talk) 17:09, 8 March 2023 (UTC)