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Leaflet For Wikiproject Human Rights At Wikimania 2014 (updated versions)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 13:19, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Natural and legal rights RM[edit]

Opinions at Talk:Natural and legal rights#Requested move would be appreciated. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 15:25, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Massacre of the Innocents from the Gospel of Matthew[edit]

Any information anyone here can give regarding this purported event is counted as historical or included by moderns in groupings of historical atrocities would be very welcome. John Carter (talk) 19:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Pictures of racist signs in sundown towns[edit]

Can anyone find pictures of racist signs that used to be in "sundown towns" like Vidor, Texas? They allegedly said things like "don't let the sun set on you here", "read this and run; if you can't read, run anyway", or "if you ain't white, don't get caught here at night". (talk) 22:27, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Rename discussion of high profile topic[edit]

Please see Talk:Freedom#Requested move Oiyarbepsy (talk) 04:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Illegal immigration from Africa to Israel[edit]

Opinons from participants in this project regarding netural wording and presentation would be welcome at Talk:Illegal immigration from Africa to Israel. Regards, Iselilja (talk) 19:23, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Targeted killing article[edit]

Trying to improve the article with fuller context, including a photograph I obtained permission to use from the photographer of the El Mozote Massacre but one editor is blocking all my attempts. (talk) 19:50, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Amnesty Partnership[edit]

Hello Wikiproject:Human Rights,

I'm talking to Amnesty International about a possible partnership where we train Amnesty supporters to become editors on human rights topics. This might be a good way to improve timeliness of human rights coverage, especially in minority languages. Does this project have opinions on Amnesty as a source of human rights research, or any other objections to such a partnership? Obviously we'll start small and not just throw a load of newbies into it without guidance.

Also, let me know if you're interested in helping out! EdSaperia (talk) 10:57, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

EdSaperia Hello. I would help out. I could offer to give individuals online tours of Wikipedia, or collaborate with a group to do this with others. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I would certainly be willing to get involved in some fashion. Introductions to Wikipedia, or inserting provided information, such things. Vanamonde93 (talk) 13:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey awesome! I think the way this would work is based around when they release their reports - we get their volunteers to try and cite the report wherever it is relevant. While some of the reports are quite niche and might only be relevant to one article, some of these have a lot of detail and cover a wide range of topics, so could be relevant to many articles, especially their annual report, which is a general update on human rights worldwide. Does that make sense? EdSaperia (talk) 23:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello everyone! Ed, thank you for flagging this here. I've just been discussing how we follow this up with Amnesty International. They are making good progress internally towards being able to share their archive under open licences which is excellent. What would be great is if anyone interested in supporting the project can help us come up with a wish list of articles for improvement. We're looking at doing some editor training related to this topic so do get in touch if you'd like to be involved. Stevie Benton (WMUK) (talk) 10:01, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Ed, I was extremely excited to see this note. I'm basically retired as an editor now, but the partnership you propose was long a dream of mine. I actually sent about a dozen e-mails to different Amnesty folks in the past trying to start something similar and could never get a response--I'm glad to hear you were able to get through.
I probably wrote about 100-150 articles on Amnesty prisoners of conscience during my time as an editor, and would be glad to help train others to do the same. (In the spirit of your proposal, I just put up a new one at U Sein Than to show you my usual format.)
Just let me know if there's any way I can help. Cheers, Khazar2 (talk) 16:31, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Wish list for improvement - Amnesty, human rights, and getting UN uploads for all language versions of the s:Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Wikisource so that we can use that document as an example among any languages of how interlanguage links work. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:20, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:World Congress of Families#Neutrality[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:World Congress of Families#Neutrality. Thanks. Elizium23 (talk) 02:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Featured article candidacy[edit]

I have submitted the article Not My Life for a featured article candidacy here. The article deals with a documentary film about human trafficking. Any constructive comments you are willing to provide there would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 18:16, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


Good people I need your advice. I do not really know what I am doing here so please be patient. If I wish to use printed matter from these pages as an introduction to a book that I am writing how do I go about asking authority to do so — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:44, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Children's rights project[edit]

There doesn't appear to be a WikiProject addressing children's rights directly. Can anyone point me to a discussion of the pros and cons of having a separate project for this topic? Hipersons (talk) 14:15, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Hipersons You could read both the project page and discussion archives of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council to learn about making WikiProjects, but I can help you make a decision here. The pros of setting up a WikiProject are having a private community space to talk and more importantly, having easier access to automated tools to help a community manage a large number of articles. If you personally know at least 5 really dedicated volunteers who are familiar with 50+ articles in a field collectively then that might be a reason to start a WikiProject. Cons of starting a WikiProject are that it immediately isolates a community from existing communities at similar WikiProjects, because when a WikiProject starts that means that discussions there will not happen elsewhere. For someone not familiar with WikiProject setup and tools it takes 10-15 hours to setup automated tools to get benefits people usually want.
All this said, Wikipedia is consistently one of the most consulted sources of information on most topics and is the most consulted source of information on many topics. I am here to share health content. If you want to see how WikiProjects work, consider taking on a single issue at the intersection of children's rights and health and bring your ideas to WikiProject Medicine, where you will find as active of a community as you can expect on Wikipedia. Based on what you see there, then think about what it would mean for you to start a new community. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:03, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Child Work and Child labour[edit]

Dear human rights experts: The old AfC draft linked above seems to be about the same topic as the mainspace article, just with a slightly different name. Is there any information or sources in the draft which could be used to improve the mainspace article? If so, the useful content could be merged, and the draft moved to mainspace as a redirect. —Anne Delong (talk) 22:03, 20 September 2014 (UTC)