When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in the 1990s, they outlawed education for almost all women and young girls in the country. After the United States troops left last month, the radical Islamist organization took control of the administration and only encouraged males and boys to return to school.
Bookblocks.io will release a nonfungible token (NFT) on October 5 to support Afghan Women, a non-profit token that aims to assist Afghan and American women to get access to education and job training. An artwork which was inspired by American novelist Louisa May Alcott has the phrase “nothing is impossible to a determined woman” inscribed on it.
According to Bookblocks.io, 100% of the money collected will go to Women for Afghan Women, with a 5% residual for each future sale. In appreciation of the estimated 2.2 million Afghan females who presently cannot attend school, the firm intends to manufacture 2,200 copies of the NFT. As of the time of this writing, the price is set at 0.025 ETH ($75.54).
Afghan women are protesting against the Taliban’s refusal to allow them to go to school by posting messages on social media and holding protests in person, even if doing so puts them in danger of murder, beatings, and incarceration. An Afghan girls-only school called Code to Inspire is keeping its online courses going as the scenario changes.