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Art+Feminism is a non-profit organization that directly addresses the inequality of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. We were founded online in 2014 and now organize internationally in a variety of languages and regional contexts. Through building a global community and hosting edit-a-thons around the world, we strive to close the gaps in content and with editors. We do this by providing a series of resources to encourage underrepresented communities to participate on the platform. We take safety very seriously in the events we promote, which is why we have a Safe/Brave Space Policy that we demand to be honored by all those who organize an editathon under the flag of Art+Feminism. 

We have initiated a line of work to develop strategies and tools that help our community deal with and prevent online harassment that may occur as a result of their involvement with Art+Feminism projects. This initiative is a response to the experiences of harassment lived by members of our leadership collective, as well as to the reports that we have received from members of our community over the course of our organization’s history. We know from experience that Wikimedia’s online community is far from being a safe space for everyone, which is why we decided to create a group specifically charged with developing tools to prevent and document incidents of harassment or misbehavior, in order to guide users through the tools already in place via the Wikimedia Foundation. This work has been done in consultation with the Trust and Safety team, as well as the Legal team at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Art+Feminism Anti-Harassment Working Group (AHWG) was formed in the Fall of 2019. 

To report incidents of harassment or for any question please contact: