Dear Wikimedia affiliate representatives,

We are contacting you today because you are an important part of forming the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The Movement Strategy  process recommended the creation of a “Movement Chater.” The Charter will be a document defining roles and responsibilities for all parts of the Wikimedia Movement. The Drafting Committee will create a draft of the Movement Charter. The process will include researching and consulting with communities, experts, and organizations.


We have created together a process for setting up the committee:

Now - September 14

Everyone can nominate themself for the common candidate pool

October 11-24

All (eligible) Wikimedians across all project communities vote on the candidates to elect 7 members

October 11 - 24
Wikimedia affiliates will select 6 members of the committee (through a group of selectors).

October 25 - 31

The WMF appoints 2 members of the committee.

By October 31

Drafting Committee announced

More detailed process overview can be accessed on meta.

Affiliate engagement

Wikimedia affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia Movement and thus in creating this Movement Charter. We kindly ask you to support us in the following several tasks:

For the full context of the Movement Charter, its role, as well the process for its creation, please have a look at Meta. You can also contact us at any time on Telegram or via email ( 

Your support in this is absolutely essential. We are looking forward to working on this with you.

Best regards,


Ravan J. Al-Taie (she/her)

MSG & Board Governance Facilitator (MENA)

Wikimedia Foundation
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