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Enlisting your help at WikiProject Mass surveillance / Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution[edit]

Over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mass surveillance, we've been discussing trying to push the 4th Amendment from GA to FA. There's a peer review request on it, but no reviewing so far.

Would people from WikiProject Human Rights be interested in helping assess and improve articles we have in commmon with Wikipedia:WikiProject Mass surveillance. Additionally, we want to pus Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution to FA. With all that's going on right now, Wikipedia should have an article on the Fourth Amendment we can be proud of. ---HectorMoffet (talk) 11:46, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Archived some threads[edit]

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 06:02, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Not in Front of the Children[edit]

I've recently gone ahead and created an article about the book, Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth.

Help with suggestions for additional secondary sources would be appreciated at the article's talk page, at Talk:Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 01:26, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:People who had their work censored[edit]

I've created this category; please help populate. The discussion that led to this was as Talk:Censorship#Category_for_individuals_who_had_their_work_censored.3F. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:25, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Genocide definitions, Definitions of pogrom and Definitions of fascism for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Genocide definitions, Definitions of pogrom and Definitions of fascism are suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Genocide definitions until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Oncenawhile (talk) 09:53, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

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RfC: Pogrom list inclusion criteria[edit]

An RfC has been opened at Talk:Pogrom, regarding the appropriate WP:LSC for the events listed. Comments are requested with thanks. Oncenawhile (talk) 11:45, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Healthy Equity Rework[edit]

Hi All,

Wanted to give a bit of an update on my proposed edits to the Health equity page. As I previously noted on the article's talk page, this page has a lot of room for improvement; the article focuses on the issue of health equity, only with regard to the United States. Given that health equity is a global issue, and Wikipedia is meant to be a comprehensive source of information with a worldwide view of any given subject, there is a lot of important content that is currently absent. I plan to rework the page, maintaining some of the current information and supplementing it with significantly more international content. Given that health inequities are often found across specific divisions in the population, I wish to approach the article and organize the content from this perspective. I will discuss the topics of gender, sexuality, location, socioeconomic status, and education, and how they relate to health equity worldwide (information for which I have a number of reputable sources). In the case of education for example, I will discuss the correlation of education with improvements in healthcare. In developing nations like Tajikistan, for example, a lack of higher education was correlated with lower contact with healthcare professionals, when it came to maternal health care. In this sense, education serves as an important determinant in population health. With regard to the information on the US, I will have to cut down some of the content from this article, and I am considering adding it to a new article specifically detailing Healthy Equity in the US. Thoughts on this addition would be appreciated.

Jpoles1 (talk) 04:55, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

New Article: Structural Violence in Haiti[edit]

Hello! I am a student at Rice University and am currently a member of a class on Poverty, Gender, and Human Capabilities. One of our assignments is to produce a Wikipedia contribution. I am currently working on a contribution regarding structural violence in Haiti and I just want to share a bit more on my planned contribution and to receive any comments and advice that you might have.

I will be creating a new entry on structural violence in Haiti and would just like to share a bit on the outline that I have. For my article, I will begin with a definition of “Structural Violence” and its relevance in Haiti. I will then elaborate on how different axes of oppression, specifically gender, race (ethnicity), and socioeconomic status, negatively influence the level of structural marginalization. I will then move on to cover some of the major impacts of Structural Violence. Currently, I have identified four major impacts: Poverty, Education, Access to Healthcare, and Health Outcomes. Immediately following impacts, I will cover the factors that have resulted in Structural Violence in Haiti. Following a description of the causes, I will then discuss some of the measures that are currently being taken to address Structural Violence.

I believe that my entry will be a useful contribution to the Wikipedia community because it sheds light on the reality that multi-level structural barriers exist within societies that prevent the underprivileged from receiving the same amenities that the more privileged do. Instead of simply attributing a lack of basic human rights/needs to poverty or poor infrastructure, my article will demonstrate that disparity is a result of a multitude of factors ingrained within society—including culture, political entities, racism, and sexism, all of which converge to form a barrier to a select few.

To craft my article, I plan on drawing upon a multitude of works, mostly from the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, and Medical Anthropology. Someone in particular who has done much work on structural violence in Haiti is Dr. Paul Farmer. I will be heavily referencing his works, but wonder if you might have any other advice on sources to pursue, particularly those that reference Human Rights violations in Haiti? I want to be cautious of over referencing Dr. Farmer’s works, as well as relying on sources where structural violence is not the primary focus. Do you know of any sources or works that I should consider pursuing? Because my Wikipedia contribution will specifically address inequity in Haiti, I thought that it would be fitting to reach out the Human Rights project page. I would appreciate any feedback in regards to Human Rights violations in Haiti? Or, if there is any information about policies in place to prohibit human rights violations in Haiti?

Thanks in advance for any insight that you might give!

Sarah.heberlig (talk) 06:10, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

New contributor looking for advice on creating a new article[edit]

Hello all, I am required to contribute to Wiki for my class Gender and Economics in the Third World and have been designated to work on El Salvador. I am working on an article to be called Reproductive rights in El Salvador. I am looking at covering topics including things like history, abortion, sexual violence/crime, legal and/or religious issues, education, activism, prenatal care and other issues surrounding pregnancy. Other than the Wiki article creation links and basic available information; Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to structure an article? What about content? Is there something within this topic I should focus on more than another? For example, if you were reading an article, called Reproductive rights in El Salvador, what would you like and/or expect to see? What advice can you offer to a first time contributor? Thank you all for your time.TINGLED1 (talk) 23:09, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Based on what I have seen, I was thinking of something like this: Contents 1 History – A short overview of El Salvador and significant events that changed reproductive laws, rights, and policies 2 Human rights – El Salvador’s stance on world policies and a look at their own laws – like their stance on the Programme of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, etc. 3 Women's rights – El Salvador’s stance on world policies for women and a look at their own laws – like prenatal care, family planning education, birth control access 4 Men's rights – El Salvador’s stance on world policies for men and a look at their own laws – things like family planning education, access to condoms and spermicides, sperm donation 5 Youth rights and access – Education – Sexual education policies – What information, if any, do children receive and at what age? Contraceptive policies and availability 6 Gender equality and violence against women – What forms of gender-based violence are happening? – Rape 7 STD’s/STI’s/HIV/AIDS – Practices, polices, education, prevention 8 Issues

       8.1 Family rights, laws, and polices
       8.2 Abortion rights, laws, and policies
       8.3 Religious beliefs and issues

9 See also The Center for Reproductive Rights, Human sexuality, Planned Parenthood, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Roe v. Wade, Reproductive rights 10 References - I don't want to spam up this page by listing them all here but I do have a lot of them. 11 External links - Again, I have plenty but don't want to spam this up by listing them all here.

TINGLED1 (talk) 06:11, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Seeking comments to improve Voting Rights Act of 1965[edit]

Greetings. I am looking for suggestions on how to improve the article Voting Rights Act of 1965, and I would be highly appreciative if folks from WikiProject Human Rights could leave some comments about it on the peer review I requested at Wikipedia:Peer review/Voting Rights Act of 1965/archive1. The article was recently promoted to GA status, and it'd be fantastic if we could get it up to FA status. Thanks! –Prototime (talk · contribs) 03:30, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Fugitive slave[edit]

The usage, naming and scope of Fugitive slave (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is under discussion, see talk:Fugitive slave -- (talk) 04:07, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikiconference USA[edit]

Hello! In New York City Friday 30 May - Sunday 1 June Wikiconference USA will be held as a national United States Wikipedia meetup hosted by Wikimedia New York City and Wikimedia DC. All are welcome to attend. Scholarship applications to cover travel expenses are accepted until the end of March and presentation submissions are requested until that time but can be accepted until closer to the conference.

In previous years New York City conferences have gathered 150 attendees. At this conference we are hoping for more people to attend.

It would be nice if participants and supporters of WikiProject Human rights could attend. Anyone with questions may contact me or any of the other organizers, or post on the conference website. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:09, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Created new article = Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars[edit]

I've created a new article on the book, Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars.

Help with researching additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars.

Cirt (talk) 08:57, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Fuck: Word Taboo and Protecting Our First Amendment Liberties promoted to Featured Article[edit]

Fuck: Word Taboo and Protecting Our First Amendment Liberties was promoted to Featured Article quality.

Thank you very much to all who helped with this successful quality improvement project related to freedom of speech and censorship,

Cirt (talk) 00:39, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

New article = Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence[edit]

I've created a new article on the book, Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence.

Help with researching additional secondary sources would be appreciated, at Talk:Cutting the Mustard: Affirmative Action and the Nature of Excellence.

Cirt (talk) 04:17, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Underground education[edit]

Any sources about this interesting phenomena outside Poland would be appreciated. It would make a fascinating subject if we could develop this.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:41, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

Would you be interested in participating in a user study? We are a team at University of Washington studying methods for finding collaborators within a Wikipedia community. We are looking for volunteers to evaluate a new visualization tool. All you need to do is to prepare for your laptop/desktop, web camera, and speaker for video communication with Google Hangout. We will provide you with a Amazon gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. For more information about this study, please visit our wiki page ( If you would like to participate in our user study, please send me a message at Wkmaster (talk) 05:11, 22 March 2014 (UTC).

Disappeared (Northern Ireland)[edit]

I have just started a new article on Disappeared (Northern Ireland), which might be of interest to this WikiProject. GiantSnowman 18:43, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#Sources_for_sexual_violence_against_men[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#Sources_for_sexual_violence_against_men. Please join this discussion on whether Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse should be in the category Category:Violence against men Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 05:31, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I replied. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:51, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Category of interest subject to deletion discussion[edit]

Members of this project may be interested in Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_April_15#Category:People_who_had_their_work_censored. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:12, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Protect Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 Article[edit]

Hi everyone, i've noticed that the Tiananmen Square article has been vandalized or blanked quite frequently, mostly from IP addresses. Can this article be protected, so that only auto-confirmed users have access to editing it and not vandal IPs, or something like at the Ron Paul article where edits must be approved before institution. If some of these perpetrators are coming from Chinese IPs, i'm not surprised... Nguyễn Quốc Việt (talk) 22:55, 20 April 2014 (UTC)