Greek Wikipedia has few articles, especially articles concerning women’s issues. For example: a strong feminist movement existed in the country during the late seventies and it raised many serious issues concerning women’s reproductive rights (abortions, free contraception), sexuality and prostitution. Despite its struggles against the traditional roles of woman in the Greek family and its serious impact in Greek society, there is still not even one article written in Wikipedia about it.
Moreover, the synthesis of the Greek Wikipedia community is largely male oriented.
In the foreign literature, the limited participation of women in Wikipedia is often attributed to causes such as: “Wikipedia is sexist. Women lack confidence. Women have less spare time. Women have problems with the editing interface. Editing is tedious. Women have fewer opportunities to develop social relationships than on other websites”. The same common beliefs also prevail in Greece.
Following the outreach method we used last year with success (talks, meetings with feminist groups and female targeted groups, edit-a-thons) in a larger scale we want to raise awareness of these problems and increase female participation in Wikipedia projects, Wikimedia community and at the same with creating more articles of female interest.