Hello everyone,

Some of you may already be aware that the fight against harassment is one of the Wikimedia Foundation’s priorities. As part of our coordinated efforts on this front, the Foundation's Support & Safety team[0] has been working collaboratively with the Wikimedia communities for several months now on better training materials for contributors who work on harassment issues.

To this end, the team has created training modules.[1] These contain training materials aimed at helping contributors deal with online harassment situations, and with problems at real life events.

In order for those training modules to be easily accessible to as many editors as possible in the entire Wikimedia movement we need your help in translating them into as many languages as we can. 

We have finished the final English content of the first two modules and it is now ready for translation. We are targeting a minimum of ten languages for these modules, including the English original. So, we need some translation help from English into at least nine languages.

For a faster and more collaborative effort on this, all the of translation work will be taking place on Meta.[2] If you have enough time for this, we'd love help.

There is a lot of work to do here (something like 600 messages) - so you absolutely don’t have to carry all the burden of the translation alone. Any little bit you can do will help immensely. The content is split into a bunch of Aggregate Groups so you can focus on whichever interests you. Feel free to invite your fellow Wikimedians to this effort!

We look forward to seeing you on those meta pages and helping keep our communities safe. 

Thank you all in advance :) Please email me if you have any concerns or issues.


[0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Support_and_Safety
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Training_modules
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Training_modules/Translation

Joe Sutherland
Community Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation