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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...

Warrior Women: Female Military Units Throughout History

Women warriors appear in myths across the world. According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a group of female soldiers famed for their ferocity and skill in battle. Meanwhile, the Vikings believed in the mythical Valkyries who carried worthy...

Greece Ranks Last in EU Gender Pay Gap

The year 2022 has seen multiple challenges and crises come to life including a rising cost of living, increased rent, climate emergency, the ongoing pandemic, and slow progress in gender parity.  Global leaders are facing a series of economic and...

Seven 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.

Women in Iran Burn Headscarves in Anti-hijab Protests

The escalating anti-hijab protests in Iran emanating from the death of a young woman upon detention by morality police have witnessed women in the lead as they resort to burning headscarves. Since the death of Mahsa Amini in hospital on...

COVID-19 Vaccines Affect Menstruation Reveals New Study

Clinical studies on multiple COVID-19 vaccines have disregarded effects of vaccines on women’s menstruation. There were countless complaints to doctors about related symptoms soon after immunizations were made available to the general population. Many women became aware of heavier-than-normal periods. The...

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 often...

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.

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...

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!