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Differences in accounts on Kurdish wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
Differences in accounts on Arabic wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.

Arabic is the official language and Syrian Arabic is most widely spoken. Kurdish (in its Kurmanji form) is widely spoken in the Kurdish regions of Syria. Many educated Syrians also speak English and French. Armenian and Turkish (South Azeri dialect) are spoken among the Armenian and Turkmen minorities. Before the advent of Arabic, Aramaic was the lingua franca of the region and is still spoken among Arameans and Assyrians. Syriac is used as the liturgical language of various Syriac denominations. Most remarkably, Western Neo-Aramaic is still spoken in the village of Maaloula, and two neighbouring villages, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Damascus.


It is unknown how many Syrian contributed to both Arabic language or Kurdish language. However Arabic Wikipedia rank 15 out of 280 languages Wikipedia and it has 576 active users (more than 5 edits per month) and 70 very active users (more than 100 edits per month). Kurdish Wikipedia rank 83 out of 280 languages Wikipedia. It has 5 very active users and 14 active users.

Syrian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Syria
  • Gender equality is guaranteed under Syria's constitution however critics say that personal statutes laws and the penal code discriminate against women and girls. According to human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Syria's human rights situation is among the worst in the world while Freedom House ranked Syria "Not Free" in its annual Freedom in the World survey.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Syrians, men or women, were featured as part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.