Wikipedia for Peace

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Wikipedia for Peace is a movement that wants to strengthen peace on Wikipedia and its sister projects. We think that Wikipedia needs more and better content on social movements, justice and peace in general. We are Wikipedia editors and/or peace activists and most of our projects are cooperations between Wikimedia chapters and peace organizations such as Service Civil International. So far, two writing camps took place in Austria, in 2015 and 2016. These were community projects organized by Wikimedia Österreich and Service Civil International Austria. People from different backgrounds, most of whom are not previous Wikipedia editors, come together for about two weeks to write and edit content about topics related to peace on Wikipedia. The movement expanded to Germany in 2017, where Wikipedia for Peace Berlin 2017 with the topic "persecution and refuge" will take place in the summer of 2017 with funding by Wikimedia Deutschland and the German government. And it is expanding further, having been granted funding by the European Commission for training new community organizers from all around Europe (and beyond) in March 2017. Several plans for camps and other projects in 2017/2018 take shape already.

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