Hello everyone

This is to bring in your kind notice that during Women Train the Train Program in Delhi on 9th March 2019, we had a session on Trust and Safety with Ms. Sydney Poore where she informed us about the different initiatives planned by the team at WMF to make the Wikimedia a more secure place for everyone.

On those lines, Community Health Initiative is a combined project that involves multiple initiatives (designing harassment tools like user reporting system, etc.) to counter issues and discussions to make them better. One of these initiatives is forming a user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. The success of this project depends on collecting ideas and feedback from people in a variety of different roles in the Wikimedia movement. To this end, there will be a multi-phased consultation where you can participate in ways that you are most comfortable. Please visit the User reporting system consultation page to learn more about the process, ask questions, or offer feedback. You also can sign up to be a liaison for the community or to translate messages or join a focus group.

We need to discuss the existing systems and share our inputs on how we can make it better. We have listed the objectives of this initiative and the relevant resources on our central Indic Wikimedia Portal under the head- Community Health Initiative.

If you feel interested to work on this, please list your names as Community Liaisons in the relevant section on the page. We understand that you might have a lot of questions about this, please feel free to list them in the relevant section on the page. The intention to share the information before the beginning of the Discussion Phase is to understand how many of us are interested in working on this. If there is a need, we’ll plan hangouts sessions for clarity of the project and the desired inputs of interested candidates.

Looking forward to working cumulatively to make Wikimedia projects a better space for participation.


Manavpreet Kaur