My name is Mervat, and I am helping the Trust and Safety team to reach out
to affiliates in order to discuss the Universal Code of Conduct.
There has been talks about the need for a global set of conduct rules in
different communities over time, and finally, Wikimedia Foundation Board
announced a Community Culture Statement, enacting new standards to address
harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.
Since the universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of
standards across all Wikimedia projects, will apply to all of us, staff and
volunteers alike, all around the globe, and will impact our work as groups,
individuals and projects, it’s of great importance that we all participate
in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC, its nature, what we
think it should cover or include and what it shouldn’t include; how it may
develop, drawback or help our groups.
This is the time to talk about it. As you are a valuable contributor to the
Wikimedia movement, your voice counts. Before starting to draft the code of
conduct, we would like to hear from you; We invite you to devote some
minutes to take this survey; your answers will help us create a safer
environment for all on Wikimedia:
It’s possible that you are a member of more than one affiliate; hence you
may receive this survey more than once, and you may have participated
previously in the discussions or filled out a previous survey during the
first round of consultations about UCoC which targeted wikipedia/wikimedia
communities. We apologize for this; it is really difficult to identify if a
wikimedian belongs to multiple groups that work to spread free knowledge.
Looking forward to your thoughts and opinions and hoping that you can
respond within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the
surveys or difficulties accessing the link, please contact me by email (
Results will be considered during the drafting process for the UCoC
Thank you for your participation
Trust & Safety (Policy) Facilitator
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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