• The NFT Project will donate 100% of its profits to assist Afghan women in obtaining an education

  • Bookblocks.io, an NFT company, has partnered with Women for Afghan Women, a New York-based organization, to help women in Afghanistan gain access to education.

    Women’s educational rights in Afghanistan have been restricted by fundamentalist militants under the new Taliban-led government. Afghan women have taken to the streets in protest since this development. Over a dozen women demonstrated outside the former Afghan Women’s Affairs Ministry, which the Taliban renamed the Department for the “Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.”

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    Bookblocks.io announced on October 5 that it would be releasing a non-fungible token, with proceeds going to Women for Afghan Women (WAW). Women for Afghan Women is a grassroots civil society organization in Afghanistan and New York dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls.

    According to the company, the NFT was inspired by Louisa May Alcott, a pioneer for women’s rights. “Not only did her many famous writings seek to elevate women in society, but she was also an outspoken feminist, abolitionist, and supporter of women’s suffrage. As such, she seemed to be the ideal inspiration for our charity focus this month, which is dedicated to assisting Afghan women and girls in achieving equality in all aspects of life.”

    The NFT depicts Louisa May Alcott wearing two different butterfly wings. It represents the hopeful liberation of Afghan women and girls from the constraints that limit their freedoms. The background colors of each NFT are also unique, reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the women and girls served by Women for Afghan Women. There are four different versions of this illustration to represent the 40% of Afghan children who are malnourished.

    According to the company, 2200 copies of this NFT will be produced to represent the 2.2 million Afghan girls who are currently excluded from school. The proceeds from the sale of the NFTs will be donated entirely to Women for Afghan Women, with a 5% residual for each subsequent sale. The starting price is 0.025 Ether (ETH).

    Other Cryptocurrency and NFT Donations to Afghanistan

    Several ongoing projects in the digital assets space are focused on charitable work in Afghanistan. Jack Butcher, the founder of Visualize Value, launched a series of NFT “care packages” about a month ago that cover one Afghan family’s emergency needs for one month. Donations for this care package are still being accepted through The Giving Block.

    Other organizations are also accepting cryptocurrency donations to provide humanitarian aid in Afghanistan through The Giving Block. Save the Children is one of them. International Medical Corps, Direct Relief, and Code To Inspire are three organizations that help people in need.

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