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Salt Mining at Lake Katwe, Western Uganda

WikiForHumanRights 2023 in Uganda will be aimed at creating more content about human rights activists, environmental health, national protected areas, and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues in Uganda and around the world through writing and uploading media files such as images and videos.

About: This is a global writing contest aimed at creating and improving existing articles on Wikipedia related to human rights and topics related to the triple planetary crises: Climate Change, Pollution and Biodiversity.

Duration: The writing challenge will run from; 22th April 2023 until 23:59 PM EAT on 16th June 2023.

Expectation and Theme

Wikimedians will learn about access to neutral, fact-based, and current information around our Right to Healthy Environment. The Right to a healthy environment is a legal right acknowledged by the UN, but also a way of connecting human rights and the triple planetary crisis we face: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. As the UN Environmental Program highlighted: we need to make Peace with Nature, and human rights need to be at the center of the solutions.


Get started

WikiForHumanRight2023 Campaign Image

link 5 minutes
Zikka forest in Uganda
Step 1: Create Wikipedia account or Log in to Wikipedia
Step 2: Join the Outreach Dashboard

Other activities

Share! Share your contribution in social media. Use #WikiForHumanRights and #WikiForHumanRights23 as hashtag. link 5 minutes
Upload to Commons! Upload your event photos under a free license on Wikimedia Commons. Please add them to category c:Category: WikiForHumanRights 2023. link 10 minutes


Virtual Launch

Date: April 22nd, 2023

Program for WikiForHumanRights Webinar Launch on the 22nd April, 2023

Time Duration Activity Person in charge
10:00-10:10am 10 mins Welcome remarks Sandra
10:10-10:20 am 10 mins WikiForHumanRights background Titus
10:20-10:50 am 30 mins How to contribute on (Wikipedia and Wikidata) Geoffrey and Micheal
10:50-11:00 am 10 mins Photo contributions (Wikimedia Commons) Baluku Brian
11:00-11:10am 10 mins Sharing of the List of protected areas Bruno
11:10-11:30 am 20 mins Question and answer Geoffrey and Sandra
11:30-11:35am 5 mins Next step Michael
11:35-11:40am 5 mins Closing remarks Sandra

Participants during the Virtual Launch of #WikiForHumanRights

No. Name Username Organisation
1. Sandra Aceng Wikimedia Uganda
2. Geoffrey Kateregga
3. Bruno Ashimwe
4. Ngabirano Titus
5. Baluku Brian BalukuBrian Wikimedia Uganda
6. Mubiru Shafik
7. Catherine Awidi
8. Patricia Humura
9. Micheal Kaluba
10. Christopher Liberty
11. Divine Nanteza
12. Evalyn Mulungi
13. Sharon Atyang
14. Phionah Nuwahwera
15. Phionah Boonabaana
16. Chris Kalema
18. Collines Mawa
20. Sandra Waniwroth

Physical editathon

Date: May 13th, 2023

Venue: Goethe Zentrum Basement K'la

Time: 9:00am EAT

Program for WikiForHumanRights Physical Editathon on the May 13th, 2023

Time Activity Person in charge
9:00-9:10am Welcome remarks Sandra
9:10-9:20 am WikiForHumanRights background Sandra
9:20-9:30 am Sharing of the List of protected areas and environmental health activists+organisations Micheal
9:30-10:20 am Wikidata Micheal
10:20-11:30am Wikipedia Geoffrey and Alvin
11:30-12:20pm Introduction to Wiktionary Alice
12:20-1:00pm Next step Sandra

Participants during the Physical Editathon of #WikiForHumanRights

No Name Username Organisation
1. Micheal Kaluba Micheal Kaluba Wikimedia User Group Uganda
2. Sandra Aceng Sandra Aceng Wikimedia Uganda
3. Divine Gabriella Nanteza DivineGaby Wikimedia User Group Uganda

Virtual Webinar

Date: May 27th, 2023


Wiki For Human Rights 2023 Results in Uganda

Already existing articles/pages and categories

The categories below have break downs inside them, e.g Electronic waste (5C, 15P) shows that under electronic waste there are 5 Categories and 15 Pages. Use the sample pages/articles under these categories for guidance on how to write your articles/pages.

More Topical Lists can be found here