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The Dark History of The Greek Island Paradise of Trikeri

The tiny island of Trikeri in the Pagasitic Gulf off the end of the Pelion peninsula is one of Greece's lesser-known idylls.

Hypatia: The Female Greek Philosopher Killed for Her Beliefs

Hypatia, one of the greatest philosophers of Alexandria, was admired for her groundbreaking ideas but was brutally murdered for them by Christian fanatics in the fourth century AD. Born around the year 360, Hypatia was a female Greek philosopher, astronomer...

Ancient Greek Women Who Left Their Mark in History

In Ancient Greece several women were defiant and established themselves as respected doctors, philosophers or mathematicians.

UN Says Violence Against Women has Worsened During Pandemic

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report by the UN says that incidents have increased during the pandemic. The report, released by UN Women, highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety...

Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura, the First Great Female Greek Painter

The artist Eleni Boukoura-Altamoura is widely known as the first great female Greek painter -- although there were likely many talented Greek women artists throughout history who were not recognized. Boukoura-Altamoura's incredible talent and tragic life inspired her works, which...

How the One-Piece Swimsuit Played a Role in ‘Freeing’ Greek Women

It is hard to imagine that just over 100 years ago, a woman could find herself being arrested for wearing a one-piece swimsuit at the beach!

Turkey Quits European Treaty on Violence Against Women

The administration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey decided recently to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that prevents violence against women.

Three Out of Four Greeks Believe the Country Needs More Women in Politics

A recent survey conducted by Greece's Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) in April found that 72 percent of Greeks believe that the country needs more women in politics, and their reluctance to participate is harmful to Democracy. The survey...

Three Women in Daylight Sex Romp Outside Brisbane Greek Restaurant

Australian police decided not to press charges against three women caught engaging in lewd sex acts on the sidewalk outside Brisbane's up-market Hellenika restaurant last Sunday. CCTV cameras caught the women engaging in a public sex romp - at one...

Greek-Australian Women Mobilize for a More Inclusive Community

Greek-Australian women representing a diverse range of community organizations met at the Greek Centre last Sunday to discuss and design a pathway for active participation of women in Greek community organizations and affairs. Tammy Iliou, Vice-President of the Greek Community...