Wiki For Human Rights 2024 in the Igbo Wikimedians Community

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Snippet of the Online Launch of W4HR in the Igbo Wikimedians Community

The #WikiForHumanRights Campaign is a global event organized by Wikimedians with the aim of ensuring that everyone has access to neutral, fact-based, and up-to-date information for a sustainable future centered around human rights. This includes topics that are concerned with the Right to a Healthy Environment and other human rights topics. The 2024 edition of this campaign themed Knowledge for a Sustainable Future, focuses on topics that are important to human rights in a sustainable future. It encourages organizers to identify the human rights central to sustainability issues in their context. These include sustainable agriculture and the right to food, sustainable construction and cities and the right to housing, as well as other human rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights documents (such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) that affect how we implement the Sustainable Development Goals and create a sustainable future for all.

Igbo Wikimedians Community Participation in #W4HR 2024

Keying into the theme of the campaign, the Igbo Wikimedians Community focused on two crucial Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). The primary objective of the campaign was to create awareness about the global issue of poverty and to encourage responsible consumption and production of food to address the issue. The campaign aimed to deliver the message that poverty is a complex issue that requires a multi-pronged approach, including sustainable development practices, responsible resource management, and equitable distribution of resources. It takes into consideration of these by curating valuable content on responsible food production and consumption to encourage participants to make informed choices that contribute to sustainable development. With this in view, its message was designed to be inclusive, informative, and engaging, with a focus on highlighting the impact of poverty on communities worldwide and the role of responsible consumption and production in addressing the issue.

Implementation Team

The implementation of the 2024 W4HR in the Igbo Wikimedians Community was organized by 2 dedicated members of the Igbo Wikimedians community, both bringing their skills and human capacity on the table for the success of the project. The team is made up of:

Iwuala Lucy: A Wikimedian and language professional with a degree in Language Studies. An advocate for indigenous language revitalization and free knowledge dissemination. Iwuala Lucy is the team for the implementation of this project.

Charles Chiemerie (Lebron jay): A dedicated mass media professional with a degree in Mass Communication. Also a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group. He has background in coordinating community-driven projects, and excel in bringing together diverse groups to address key issues and drive positive change. I am also known for my strategic approach and ability to communicate effectively across various platforms, ensuring that every project I took part in is impactful and inclusive. Lebron jay is the Co-team lead for this project.


On April 1st, 2024, the community launched its project with an online session that had about 50 participants present. During this session, the participants were informed about the project’s W4HR 2024 campaign general theme and the IWUG topic of focus. They were also enlightened about the relevance of the chosen topic to the community members. The Wikimedia projects selected for the contribution were also introduced to the participants, along with their respective rules governing the contest. The session included a hands-on demo on contributing to the WikiData and Wikipedia projects, while a Wiktionary video tutorial was made available for the Wiktionary project. Additionally, resources were provided for all three Wikimedia projects, and the rules for awarding points were made clear to the participants. They were encouraged to contribute within the confines of the rules to avoid disqualification. At around 5:30 PM UTC, the contest was officially opened, and the participants joined the event dashboard. The session was recorded and was made available for those absent during the launch

Edithaton Contest Timeline and Outcome

With the official online launch on the 1st April 2024, the contest spanned for a period of 15 days and the Wikimedia projects worked on were the, and WikiData. Participants contributions were tracked using a designated Event Dashboard and hashtags (#W4HR2024IWUG). At the end of the contest, a total of 2.97K articles were created on the, 94 on and 689 on

W4HR 2024 in the Igbo Wikimedians Community Event Dashboard

Review Processes

At the end of the contest, a 5-Man Jury team (members of the community) with keen expertise across the 3 Wikimedia projects was set-up to ensure a transparent and unbiased review process which saw the announcement of the top contributors across the 3 Wikimedia projects worked.

This project was implemented through the support of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group.

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