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#WikiForHumanRights2022:Right to a healthy environment.
Write about human rights, environmental health and diverse communities impacted by these issues around the world!
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The aim of the #WikiForHumanRight campaign is to make sure that everyone has access to neutral, fact-based, and current information around our Right to Healthy Environment. The Right to a healthy environment is both a legal right acknowledged by the UN, but also a way of connecting human rights and the triple planetary crisis we face of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. As the UN Environmental Program highlighted: we need to make Peace with Nature, and human rights needs to be at the center of the solutions.

The role of Wikipedia has never mattered more than now. Everyone, everywhere needs access to information about how climate change or environmental degradation impacts their lives. We can increase knowledge about the healthy natural systems upon which all people rely for the water they drink, the air they breathe, the food they eat and the resources they need.

Information plays a critical role in our shared ability to not only understand these interconnected crises, but to also mitigate the causes and adapt for a healthy future for all. Fulfilling the human right to a healthy environment empowers those most affected by environmental harms such as pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss to defend the environment, participate in decision-making, and access justice.

Who is involved?

  • You can be involved! We need Wikimedians and Wikimedia affiliates, activists and advocates, experts, and partners who care about the public knowledge crises.
  • If you are new to the community, join an event to learn how to edit!
  • If you are an experienced editor, we encourage you to join our global writing contest
  • If you are a Wikimedia organization or partner, we need help organizing activities that encourage the curation of stories and content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia platforms. We encourage organizers to think about how the right to a healthy environment cutting across these three environmental crises: Climate change, Pollution, and Biodiversity.

The campaign is organized by WIkimedia Foundation in partnership with the UN Human Right Council and UN Environmental Program .

Join us to create content that connects human rights, a healthy environment, and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world.

How to participate?

Editing actions

We need your help to cover topics on the right to a healthy environment. You can get started by:

Step 1: Sign in to your Wikimedia account
Step 2: Learn how to contribute for the campaign!
Step 3: Write about Human Rights topics from the list generated with UNOHCHR and UNEP
Step 4: Save your edit with a hashtag #WikiForHumanRights in the Edit Summary every time you publish changes

Join the challenge or local event

Are you an experienced Wikipedia editor? We are running a WikiForHumanRights Challenge this year! Please join and earn small prizes!

Or see if there is an event in your language or context: Join events here!


Help us communicate the campaign. Check out our communications kit

Organize an event

Are you part of a local Wikimedia community or part of an organization involved in human rights and the environment? We need your help to organize! You could:

  • Host a webinar explaining the right to a healthy environment to Wikipedia’s global knowledge mission
  • Record expert feedback about a Wikipedia article
  • Host an Wikipedia editathon or editing workshop
  • Try something else?

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