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Wikipedia Primary School invitation for sexismEdit

Hi everybody. On behalf of the teams behind the Wikipedia Primary School research project, I would like to announce that the article sexism was selected a while ago to be reviewed by an external expert. Unfortunately, the expert who had agreed to review had to decline later on. Our first call for community review was already 6 months ago and since then the article has changed quite a lot. We have identified another expert to help review the articles. We would like to ask interested editors to join our efforts and improve the article before October 31, 2015 (any timezone) as they see fit.
A revision will be then sent to the designated expert for review. Any notes and remarks written by the external expert will be made available on the talk pages under a CC-BY-SA license as soon as possible, so that you can read them, discuss them and then decide if and how to use them. Please sign up here to let us know you're collaborating. Thanks a lot for your support! -- Anthere (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anthere (talkcontribs) 18:11, 16 October 2015 (UTC)


Terminology related to religious freedom - apostasy - RFCEdit

Requested move: 1989 Tiananmen Square protests (8 September 2021)Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:1989 Tiananmen Square protests § Requested move 8 September 2021 ––FormalDude talk 23:04, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Merge discussionEdit

There is an ongoing discussion at Talk:Migration diplomacy#Merger proposal with regard to whether Refugees as weapons should be merged into Migration diplomacy. Your opinions are welcome. Thank you. Ganesha811 (talk) 14:32, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

FAR for Al-Kateb v GodwinEdit

I have nominated Al-Kateb v Godwin for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 22:38, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

IHL and human wave attacks/cannon fodderEdit

Does international humanitarian law say anything about cannon fodder/human wave attacks? Common sense says that within the context in which some military actions are considered ethically justified, if soldiers are conscripted, or motivated by propaganda to hate "the other" so much that they don't care dying in massive numbers, and used as cannon fodder/in human wave attacks, then the commanders responsible are ethically unjustified unless the military gains "are worth it" - depending on whatever ethical criteria decide on "worth it". I'm wondering if there's any international humanitarian law (i.e. Geneva conventions and more recent international legal instruments and legal precedents) that defines this situation as a war crime or some "lesser" crime in relation to war? Human wave attack doesn't list any wars more recent than the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s; it seems like the Tigray War is going to be appropriate to add to the list (unfortunately). Boud (talk) 19:17, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

@Efekadu: You might be interested in this aspect of the Tigray War. I haven't noticed many sources, but there do seem to be a few sources arguing that one or both (or all) sides have used cannon fodder/human wave tactics. Nobody on this talk page seems to know if the killing of "semi-"combatants - in the cannon fodder sense - would count as a war crime or not, so this info wouldn't be justified in the war crimes in the Tigray War page. Probably the casualties of the Tigray War page would make sense. The text from Alex de Waal that you removed was, as you pointed out, irrelevant to that particular page, but the info as such seems notable - especially with de Waal being a notable researcher on the topic. Boud (talk) 17:51, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Forced disappearance#Requested move 11 December 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Forced disappearance#Requested move 11 December 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 14:35, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Join us! Become part of the Wikimedia Human Rights Interest Group. :)Edit

Valued members of the WikiProject Human Rights!

Recognising the truly wonderful work you all have been doing in regards to human rights content on Wikipedia, we are reaching out on behalf of the newly created Human Rights Team(HRT) at the Foundation. We are currently in the process of forming a Human Rights Interest Group (HRIG) that aims to listen to and address the various human rights concerns and challenges pertaining to the Movement, its members and the readers around the world interested in the content you produce. With this in mind, we are reaching out to you to start a dialogue, present our ideas, hear your feedback and perhaps elevate this project to a more formalized Wikimedia user group. Should this be of interest to you, please feel free to reply here or reach out to us at talktohumanrights We very much look forward to hearing from you. –-KUrban (WMF) (talk) 07:51, 25 January 2022 (UTC)