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

The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. There is also a small minority of speakers of Shelha, a Berber language. Due to the former French occupation, French also plays a major role in the country, despite having no official status, it is widely used in education (e.g., as the language of instruction in the sciences in secondary school), the press, and in business. Most Tunisians are able to speak it. Due to Tunisia's proximity to Italy and the large number of Italian Tunisians, Italian is understood and spoken by a small part of the Tunisian population.


Tunisia accounts for 3.1% of all traffic to Arabic Wikipedia.[1] Tunisia accounts for 1.1% of all traffic to French Wikipedia.[2]

Tunisian women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Tunisia
  • Back when Tunisia was still a colony of France, the majority of Tunisian women were veiled, uneducated and performed the domestic duties required by husbands and fathers. However, with the onset of the country’s independence movement, a voice for equality between men and women emerged. By the early twentieth century, many urban families were educating their daughters. When Tunisia gained its independence in 1956, the country’s founder—Habib Bourguiba—discussed repeatedly the need to include all persons in Tunisian society. In 1956, he instituted secular freedoms such as access to higher education, the right to file for divorce, and certain job opportunities while still declaring that Tunisia was an Islamic State. Now, women in Tunisia have enjoyed these freedoms and rights, rights that are often denied to women in neighboring countries. However, women in Tunisia live within an oscillating society that at times encourages strict abidance to Islamic law.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, there was no one from this country that was 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.