Universal Code of Conduct thoughts with Natacha Rault, Wikipedian, Wikidatan, and French/British economist living in Switzerland

As part of the ongoing work in developing a Universal Code of Conduct for the Wikimedia movement, I sat down with volunteers and staff from across the movement to learn more about their hopes and thoughts regarding the UCoC. This is the fifth in a limited series of interviews that will be published here on Diff.

In this interview I spoke to Natacha Rault. She is with the movement since September 2012 and describes herself on her userpage as a poet, blogger and an engaged feminist with a wide range of interests. She mostly contributes to topics around women, LGBTIQ and the gender gap. She also gives workshops to train people who will run workshops for new contributors, especially in a GLAM perspective. 

Her current focus of work is the Wikipedia project Les sans pagEs. She is also trying to propose creative solutions to generate more respect in the exchanges between wikipedians on the francophone projects. Moderating the project page of Les sans pagEs to ensure it will remain a space where people express themselves with respect, she found out that this works. And she is sharing this from her experience: “Start small at your level, on your project page, we can do it!”

In the video below I spoke to Natacha about how she became aware of the UCoC, the impact she believes it will have on the communities she is active in and what changes she expects the Code of Conduct to have on editors, especially on women and non binary people.

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