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Grants:IdeaLab/Inspire/Archive/Addressing harassment

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Thank you for contributing great ideas, providing feedback, and maintaining productive discussions during the Inspire Campaign to address harassment! So far, twelve (12) projects were drafted or submitted for grants from campaign ideas! Many submitted ideas were aimed at changes in local project policies, guidelines, or other ideas that did not require funding. We are actively supporting creators of these ideas and their teams in thinking about the next steps needed to implement or assess consensus on these ideas.

There are still a lot of innovative ideas that could use additional support finding project leaders and mentors. We'd love to see those ideas move forward so please keep developing them! We are committed to funding work to address harassment year-round through our grantmaking programs.

To create new ideas, head to the main IdeaLab page!
(Sept 9, 2016)

About Inspire Campaigns

Inspire Campaigns are month-long events to focus collaborative efforts on some of the most pressing challenges of the Wikimedia movement. Each campaign focuses on a unique theme and participation is open to everyone. Campaigns are hosted in IdeaLab, where participants can work together to solve problems, create partnerships and develop concrete solutions through project development. Grants are available to support events, research, community organizing, technical or other initiatives in need of funding. Let's turn ideas into collective action!

What is the current theme?

Many contributors to Wikimedia projects experience on-wiki harassment, and many also witness others being harassed. Harassment can include behaviors such as name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others. Furthermore, available methods and systems of dealing with these behaviors are considered to be ineffective. Many individuals who experience or witness harassment feel discouraged, and participate less or stop contributing to Wikimedia projects entirely. What ideas do you have that can help prevent and generally address cases of harassment? If you have ideas, please share them during the current campaign!

Questions about this campaign or Inspire Campaigns generally? Please review the FAQ page.

The campaign will begin on 31 May 2016 and run for about one month. Campaign goal: 100 ideas & 300 participants by 30 June 2016. We reached our goal!