Movement Charter/Community Consultation

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Ask Me Anything session introduction (12 November), presented by a Movement Charter Drafting Committee member.

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) is working since November 2021 on developing the Movement Charter. The Movement Charter will be a document that defines the roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including laying out a new Global Council for movement governance. Creating such a charter was previously proposed in the Movement Strategy recommendations.

During the 2022 Wikimedia Summit, the MCDC presented the first outline of the Charter, giving a glimpse on the direction of its future work, and the Charter itself. The MCDC then integrated the initial feedback collected during the Summit.

Before proceeding with writing the Charter for the whole Movement, the MCDC wants to interact with the wider Wikimedia communities and gather feedback on the drafts of the first three sections: Preamble, Values & Principles, and Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement). The drafts of these sections will be available on the Meta page here on November 14, 2022.

The community consultation for collecting feedback will take place between November 20 and December 18, 2022.

Ask Me Anything on Movement Charter sessions[edit]

With the goal of ensuring that anyone interested is well informed to fully participate in the conversations and are empowered to contribute their perspective on the Movement Charter, three Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter sessions were organized, scheduled for different time zones. These sessions took before the community consultation period.

Extended content

The sessions are for anyone interested in learning about the Movement Charter: Goal, purpose, why it matters to a Wikimedian as well as communities, and what impact it has. Members of the MCDC will be present to answer any questions on the Charter you might have and receive feedback. All three sessions follow the same structure and program.

  • Everyone can join the call (via Zoom), no registration needed.
  • Access links for calls will be shared 48 hours before on this page
  • Engage as you like: speaking up, writing, or just listening.
  • Event language is English, simultaneous interpretation available (depending on the call)
  • Only the presentation of the session is recorded and shared afterwards, no recording of conversations
  • For a welcoming space for everyone, constructive communication is expected by everyone (Universal Code of Conduct applies)

Ask Me Anything #1: Asia-Pacific[edit]

Ask Me Anything #2: Europe/MENA/Sub Saharan Africa[edit]

Ask Me Anything #3: Western Europe/North and South America[edit]

  • Date and time: Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 15:00-16.30 UTC (your local time)
  • (Exact same timing as session #2 listed above, yes)
  • Language interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese
  • Notes from the session

Community consultation[edit]

The community consultation to collect feedback on the draft of the first three sections of the Movement Charter will take place between November 20 and December 18, 2022. Feedback can be shared in different ways and in the language you prefer:

  • Participating in one of the 8 regional conversations below
  • Filling out the feedback survey (anonymously)
  • Sharing feedback on the talk page on Meta
  • Sharing feedback in MS Forum;
  • Sending an email to movementcharter@wikimedia.org

For the regional conversations, please observe the following points:

  • Everyone can join the call (via Zoom/Google Meet), no registration needed.
  • Access links for calls will be shared 48 hours before on this page
  • Engage as you like: speaking up, writing, or just listening.
  • With exception of the Middle East and North Africa session, the event will be conducted in English; simultaneous interpretation available.
  • The conversations will not be recorded, except for the section where participants are invited to share what they discussed in the breakout rooms. Notes from each calls will be uploaded after to Meta.
  • For a welcoming space for everyone, constructive communication is expected by everyone. The Universal Code of Conduct applies.

Regional conversation: Northern & Western Europe[edit]

Regional conversation: Sub-Saharan Africa[edit]

Regional conversation: Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia[edit]

Regional conversation: South Asia[edit]

  • Date and time: Friday, 2 December 2022 at 14:00 - 15:30 UTC (your local time)
  • Language interpretation: -

Regional conversation: Middle East and North Africa[edit]

  • Date and time: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 16:00 - 17:30 UTC (your local time)
  • Session language: Arabic
  • Language interpretation: English


Regional conversation: United States and Canada[edit]

  • Date and time: Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 02:00 - 03:30 UTC (your local time)
    • Please note this actually takes place on Monday, 5 December 2022, 9 pm Eastern US/6 pm Pacific
  • Language interpretation: -


Regional conversation: Latin America and the Caribbean[edit]

Regional conversation: East Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific[edit]

  • Date and time: Friday, 9 December 2022 at 09:00 - 10:30 UTC (your local time)
  • Language interpretation: Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian
  • Zoom link: [to be posted 48 hours before the call]