Movement Charter

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De Movement Charter Drafting Committee dey explain: what be de purpose of 'movement charter'?

De Movement Charter be document dem propose make e define roles den responsibilities give all de members den entities for de Wikimedia movement, wey dey include lay out fresh Global Council give movement governance.

De Movement Charter be Movement Strategy priority.

Current drafts


De Movement Strategy recommendation of “Ensure Equity in Decision-making” state say Movement Charter go:

  • Lay de values, principles den policy basis give Movement structures, wey dey include de roles den responsibilities for de Global Council, regional den thematic hubs, as well as oda existing den fresh entities den decision-making bodies,
  • Set requirements den criteria give decisions den processes wey be Movement-wide so say e go be legitimate den trusted by all stakeholders, e.g. for:
    • Make e dey maintain safe collaborative environments,
    • Make e dey ensure Movement-wide revenue generation den distribution,
    • Make e dey give common direction for how dem go fi allocate resources plus appropriate accountability mechanisms.
    • Make e dey define how communities go job togeda wey dem be accountable plus each oda.
    • Make e set expectations give participation den de rights of participants.


Dis be dynamic timeline. Although e broadly dey show de steps dem involve make dem create de Movement Charter, dem fi change dates later on. Those changes go be potentially make dem avoid dey rush de process, especially wen dem dey consult plus de community den oda stakeholders, wey be hard make dem limit within fixed timeframe.

Period Step
November 2021 – January 2022 Dey set up de support systems den internal processes for de Drafting Group
Research den information-gathering
February – October 2022 Research den information-gathering
Dey create de initial draft for de Charter content for conversation insyd plus all stakeholders
November 2022 Dem publish first batch for de Movement Charter draft chapters (Preamble, Values & Principles, den Roles & Responsibilities statement of intent)
November 2022 – January 2023 Community consultation for de first batch for de Movement Charter draft chapters top
February – March 2023 Dey reflect upon feedback den revise for de first batch for de draft chapters
April 2023 Community consultation for de Movement Charter ratification methodology proposal top
April – July 2023 Dey draft de second batch of Movement Charter draft chapters
July 2023 Dem publish second batch of de Movement Charter draft chapters (Hubs & de Global Council)
July – September 2023 Community consultation for de second batch for de Movement Charter draft chapters top
March – April 2024 Community consultation of the full charter draft
Extra cycles: If all be well, we go fi move go ratification. If no be so, der go fi be anoda 3 month cycle make dem dey revise de text, 2 months give review, den so on.
June 2024 Ratification process give de Movement Charter

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