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Serbia report: Wikipedia workshop against human trafficking in Serbia[edit]

By: Nebojša Ratković
Wikipedia workshop at University Library “Svetozar Marković”

Wikimedia Serbia, Unitas Foundation, Red Cross Serbia and University Library “Svetozar Marković” organized workshop on European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings, which was held on October 18th. Participants were students from the University of Belgrade, who wanted to acquire and improve knowledge about the fight against trafficking in human beings, critical thinking, writing skills and reading skills, communication skills and information literacy.

The aim of the workshop was to introduce students, in an interesting and interactive way, to the topic of fighting trafficking in human beings and the benefits of Wiki projects in terms of better understanding and visibility of this issue. The participants had the opportunity to listen a lecture on the fight against human trafficking, followed by a two-hour training and a workshop on editing Wikipedia, after which they had a task to write an article on Wikipedia in the Serbian language on some of the proposed topics. Participants, among other things, wrote articles on human exploitation, sexual exploitation, the World Day against Human Trafficking and the list of organizations dealing with the fight against human trafficking in Serbia.

Workshop "Using knowledge to fight human trafficking" has contributed to the diversity in the Wikipedia Educational Program in Serbia and a better understanding of different aspects of marginalization and vulnerability of people in Serbia. This type of activity is an important segment in the work of Wikimedia Serbia, which can greatly contribute to the increase of public awareness and the position of multiple vulnerable groups.