Bookblocks.io, a non-fungible token firm, has teamed up with a New York-based group to help Afghan women gain access to education in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover.
On Oct. 5, Bookblocks.io will launch a non-fungible token, or NFT, with proceeds going to Women for Afghan Women, an organization that helps women in Afghanistan and the United States gain access to education and vocational training.
Half of a lady’s face is covered by a single butterfly wing, with the slogan “nothing is impossible to a determined woman,” inspired by American novelist Louisa May Alcott.
When the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan in the 1990s, they prohibited practically all women and girls from attending school.
Following the withdrawal of the US forces last month, an extremist Islamist organization seized control of the government, only urging men and boys to return to school thus far.
Meanwhile, the country’s Deputy Minister of Education, Zabihullah Mujahid, has stated cryptically that the Taliban intends to provide education to women and girls “as soon as feasible.”
Women for Afghan Women’s U.S. country director Naheed Samadi Bahram remarked, “This is a generation that grew up hopeful and dreaming about their future through educational possibilities.”
“We are dedicated to assisting Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan, as well as Afghan refugees in the United States.”
According to Bookblocks.io, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the NFTs will go to Women for Afghan Women, with a residual of 5% for each successive sale.
In honour of the 2.2 million Afghan girls who are currently unable to attend school, the business aims to print 2,200 copies of the NFT. At the time of publication, the pricing starts at 0.025 Ether (ETH), which is around $75.54.
Afghan women have continued to oppose the Taliban’s refusal to allow them to attend school through social media messaging and in-person demonstrations, despite the risk of death, beatings, and incarceration.
As the scenario unfolds, Code to Inspire, a school dedicated to teaching Afghan females coding and robotics, will continue to provide online sessions.