2019:Thriving in Safety
Welcome to the Thriving in Safety Space page at Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm!
The space Thriving in Safety at Wikimania will take place on Saturday, August 17. Coordinators of the space are:
- Christel Steigenberger (User:CSteigenberger (WMF), firstname.lastname@example.org)
- User:Mardetanha (mardetanha.wikigmail.com)
- User:DerHexer (derhexerwikipedia.de)
Short description[edit | edit source]
Safety is at the basis of all sustainable development. Providing safety is especially important to fight inequalities (e. g., making people who experience discrimination on a daily basis elsewhere feel safe enough to contribute their knowledge in Wikimedia spaces), to bring peace and justice and of course safety helps good health and well being.
We welcome sessions about safe growth on the movement’s journey towards the strategic direction 2030, protecting vulnerable groups of contributors, technical, social or other solutions to fight harassment, mitigating risks at events and from beyond the movement, protecting oneself when contributing in difficult environments, sessions about where to find help, sharing resources and solutions around safety on local wikis.
Please be aware that this space is assigned to a small boardroom, well suited for intimate discussions or workshops. Also be aware that we are very open to new session formats and welcome experiments!
Background reading[edit | edit source]
- The online harassment resource guide on Meta
- Anti-harassment resources on Meta
- Resources to deal with sexual harassment on Meta
- Mental health resources on Meta
- Resources to mitigate outside threats
Topics[edit | edit source]
Topics proposers want[edit | edit source]
- Mitigating risks outside the Wikimedia spaces, like real-life stalking, sexting
- Establishing and applying rules onwiki that help protect newbies, especially from vulnerable groups of contributors. Different methods might apply for different sizes of communities and cultural backgrounds, we would invite especially sessions that deal with these varieties of challenges.
- Establishing and applying rules at Wikimedia events that help protect newbies in particular, especially from vulnerable groups of contributors
- Dealing with crosswiki conflicts and/or harassment
- Dealing with conflicts and/or harassment on small wikis
- Mapping and addressing the different risks and dangers for Wikimedians in different parts of the world
- Establishing a group of trusted people who know how to help in complex situations
- Technical solutions to mitigating risks
- Social solutions to mitigating risks
- Online security beyond the Wikispaces
- Addressing censorship
- How to deal with the effects of censorship
- How to address the censors depending of the type of government (‘hacking’ authoritarian regimes)
Topics the community wants[edit | edit source]
- Your suggestion here
All received submissions[edit | edit source]
- Thriving in Safety/A more flexible approach to blocking
- Thriving in Safety/Addressing The Safety Needs: Collaborative Solutions For Mitigating Risks
- Thriving in Safety/Censorship of Wikipedia Around the World
- Thriving in Safety/Do we need a global dispute resolution committee?
- Thriving in Safety/Draft: as a safe space
- Thriving in Safety/Make conflict possible again!
- Thriving in Safety/Mental Health a case study for the Wikimedia Movement
- Thriving in Safety/OTRS agents and Volunteer Email Response Team meetup
- Thriving in Safety/Redefining Safety: Addressing the unregistered concerns
- Thriving in Safety/Submission form
- Thriving in Safety/Three Contradictions of Safety
- Thriving in Safety/Universal Code of Conduct
- Thriving in Safety/Welcome to "Thriving in Safety"
- Thriving in Safety/When a policy is not enough: Addressing harassment in offline spaces
- Thriving in Safety/Why do Wikimedians need digital security?
Discussion[edit | edit source]
We would like to encourage you to engage in conversation here or during Wikimania itself around the following topics. Please feel free to leave comments that might not directly be related to any planned session at Wikimania itself:
What does safety mean to you?[edit source]
Safety means; a state of being free from danger or harm comment left by 184.108.40.206
Where do you encounter risks and danger in or around your volunteer work for the Wikimedia movement?[edit source]
There are limited or no risks and danger in or around my volunteer work work for the wikimedia movement. comment left by 220.127.116.11
What solutions do you know to mitigate such risks?[edit source]
Apply safety measures comment left by 18.104.22.168
Where do you go for help, if you encounter risks and danger in or around your volunteer work for the Wikimedia movement?[edit source]
Contractor employee HSE training manual comment left by 22.214.171.124
How do safety and security relate to each other?[edit source]
Security enhances safety comment left by 126.96.36.199
Your topic of discussion[edit source]
Thriving in Safety comment left by 188.8.131.52
What does this actually mean?[edit source]
"Establishing and applying rules at Wikimedia events that help protect newbies in particular, especially from vulnerable groups of contributors": it took me three read-throughs to get to what I think you're trying to say, but this actually reads "rules are devised to protect one vulnerable group from other vulnerable groups". I presume you mean "rules are devised to protect newbies in particular, particularly those from contributors who could be seen as vulnerable", or something similar. - SchroCat (talk) 21:23, 27 June 2019 (UTC)