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Thank you for joining #WikiForHumanRights! Celebrate Human Rights by making human rights knowledge available for the world!

Special Focus: Youth standing up for human rights

“To claim your rights, you need to know your rights"

Celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by strengthening the factual coverage of human rights on Wikipedia!

Learn more about the 2020 outcomesYou can still help

We need your help to increase the coverage of key human rights topics on Wikimedia Projects!

The core of this call to action is on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its creation! This foundational document and its history is fundamental to understanding: we need your help in making sure these topics are covered and well written in your language!

Youth Theme

The second part of this year's call to action is focused on a special theme this year: Youth standing up for human rights.

As part of that theme want to highlight topics, individual activists, organizations and campaigns that recognize the positive role of youth and their leadership role/participation in collective movement as a source of ideas and solutions for a better world.

With 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 years globally, accounting for one out of every six people worldwide, there are more adolescents and young people alive today than at any time in human history, and many of them are in the the poorest countries or in contexts highly exposed. In the last few years, youth have frequently been major drivers of political, economic and social change.

Help us write youth involved in human rights into Wikimedia projects!

Participate Learn more by learning how to contribute or learning from the list of topics at the list

Get started!
Step 1: Sign in to your Wikimedia account
Step 2: Make sure that we know people are contributing in your language

Step 3: Write about Human Rights topics from the list generated with UNOHCR

If you want to contribute to topics not on the list currently used for the event, please see the instructions on the /Contribute subpage.

Help Organize an event in your language!
This global campaign only works if you help us organize! Join the campaign by either:
  1. Hosting a local editing event on your local wiki! Learn how here
  2. Hosting a in-person event with Human Rights organizations in your context! Learn how here.

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The project is part of a partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), supported by Wikimedia Argentina, Wikimedia Tunisia and other Wikimedia affiliates and communities.