Wiki Movement Brazil User Group/Friendly Space Policy


Friendly Space Policy


This Friendly Space Policy sets expectations for behavior at conferences and events organized or supported by the Wiki Movimento Brasil (Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil). The goal is to promote a safe environment that encourages increased, respectful and diverse participation, help prevent inappropriate behavior and ensure such behavior is addressed, if it occurs.

Core principlesEdit

Our public events are open to anyone who want to support our objectives. We expect all attendees, participants and staff alike, to conduct themselves in a friendly, courteous and civil manner. Attendees are expected to ensure that their behavior is welcoming and inclusive with everyone involved in the event.

Please, make sure that what brings us all together is to work collaboratively for producing and disseminating open knowledge. Assume good faith from your peers and lead by example.

Disruptive or discriminatory behaviour which prevents others from participating in the activities organized or supported by the Wiki Movimento Brasil (Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil) is not acceptable and will lead to appropriate corrective actions.

Unacceptable behaviorEdit

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, community status or religion. Harassment also includes sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unwelcome following, harassing photography or recording without permission, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

This Policy applies to other forms of inappropriate behavior, besides harassment. This includes all sort of assaults, discrimination and disruption. Inappropriate behavior should be reported and action may be carried out immediately.

Roles and ResponsibilitiesEdit

The leadership of the Wiki Movimento Brasil (Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil) is mandated with enforcing this Policy.

The Wiki Movimento Brasil (Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil) has full authority to carry out any and all actions pursuant to the provisions of this Policy, as may be necessary to resolve matters under investigation. Actions that may be carried include, not exclusively:

  • Warning the offending party
  • Facilitating apologies and reconciliation
  • Removing the offending party from part or all of an event
  • Reporting the offending party to venue security or law enforcement

It is very important that this Policy is publicly posted at any event to which it applies.