Hello all, and apologies for crossposting!

I hope you are doing well! 

As you may have noticed when we announced the partnership in August [1]: the Wikimedia Foundation is working with the UN Human Rights to help expand the availability of knowledge about human rights online.

As one of our first collaborations, we are going to be running a campaign from November 15 - January 30 to add and improve knowledge about human rights on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects. The initial focus of the campaign will be on improving articles about topics related to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and youth standing up for human rights.  More information about the campaign is also available here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights

We would like to invite you to get involved in the campaign in one of several ways: 

Help us build the list! 

Organize an online or offline event! 

We need your help finding community leaders from throughout the Wikimedia to: 

Promote the campaign starting Dec. 10 for International Human Rights Day

Help us amplify your efforts around the campaign and publicize it to wide audiences. We’ll be sharing a communications toolkit (including graphics) soon with suggestions on reaching out to folks about the campaign.

    • Reach out to local media and supporters: Journalists and the public can help add momentum to the campaign through storytelling and spreading the word.

    • Promote the campaign on social media: We’ll be using #WikiForHumanRights to promote the campaign on social media, when we increase the communication to the public on 10 December 

If you want to help in other ways, let us know on the discuss space #human-rights tag or by emailing Alex Stinson <astinson@wikimedia.org and Luisina Ferrante <educacion@wikimedia.org.ar>

If you are interested, let us know by indicating your interest to organize in the Organize sections linked above! 

Note: We are still updating the communications assets for the campaign! To watch for those materials, add https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiForHumanRights/Share to your meta watchlist. 

Have questions?

If you have questions, we are going to be hosting an office hour next Tuesday, or you can ask questions on the discuss space #human-rights tag

Looking forward to your engagement with the campaign! 

Alex Stinson, Wikimedia Foundation 

Luisina Ferrante, Wikimedia Argentina

[1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/16/wikimedia-and-un-human-rights-partner-to-expand-wikipedias-knowledge/

Alex Stinson 
Senior Program Strategist
Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more about how the communities behind Wikipedia, Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects partner with cultural heritage organizations: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM