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UN Human Rights is joining forces with Wikimedia for the #IStandWithHer campaign

5 March 2020

UN Human Rights is joining forces with the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia affiliates around the world for the #IStandWithHer campaign.

This collaboration is a continuation of an ongoing partnership announced in 2019 focused on adding and improving content about human rights, gender equality, and the work of women human rights defenders on Wikipedia.

During the year, we will collaborate on the following initiatives:

  • Global call to action to improve knowledge about women human rights defenders and gender equality on Wikipedia. This call is part of the #WikiHerStory initiative launched for Women’s History Month. UN Human Rights is joining these efforts to help #ChangeTheStory and promote a fair and non-stereotyped portrayal of women online and in the media.

  • WikiGapChallenge: a public writing competition to create and improve articles to strengthen Wikipedia's coverage of women and related topics into as many languages as possible. The challenge is organized as part of the global WikiGap campaign, led by Wikimedia Sverige. This year, UN Human Rights developed a list of names of important women in human rights with few or no articles on Wikipedia. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in some events organized by UN Human Rights on the margins of the June session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

  • Regional events: UN Human Rights and the Wikimedia Foundation will collaborate with contributors from Wikimedia communities worldwide to edit and create content in different languages through various regional events.

Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks!

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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