Web3’s women founders and creators are creating communities around the world and innovating to assist other women in creating wealth, ownership, and integrity in their work. Decentralized finance is enabling humanitarian efforts in the crypto space to grow and gain traction. The rise of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has made it easier to raise funds for public benefit.
Prominent examples include NFT artists such as Refik Anadol and Murat Pak, who mobilized the NFT community when a massive earthquake struck the Turkish–Syrian border. The immediate relief efforts for the victims of the earthquake were made possible by NFT revenue. Additionally, aid-specific crypto wallets were created to help with local aid. For ongoing assistance to earthquake victims, crypto exchanges have also suggested the development of an NFT-aide initiative.
Blockchain technology offers a way to help everyone, regardless of their social status, through transparent, reliable, and simple methods. Last year, more than 30% of the donations to non-profit crypto fundraising platforms came from NFT-giving efforts.
Turning women’s voices into action through art and innovation
Melissa Jun Rowley is the founder and CEO at Warrior Love Productions and social impact marketing collective. She highlights the successes and solidarity of women in Web3 all over the globe with a new NFT collection. SOLIS Market. Named HerVoiceThe collection includes 3,905 NFTs representing the 3.905 million women worldwide. Each NFT is a combination of the creativity of multiple artists. It weaves together elements of poetry and dance as well as animated shorts. On March 15, five unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces will be available for purchase.
Inspired by the vision of Warrior Love Productions’ creative director Visionnaire and based on a poem written by Rowley, the animations were created by CreativeAya using artificial intelligence to process the still images of choreography performed by Ty “Crux” Jones-Bain and Nneka “Delacyn” Irobunda.
These 26 collaborators and 26 women from different parts of the world, who are leaders in Web3 art and social innovations, contributed to the collection as narrators to the poem. There are 21 countries represented and 10 languages spoken in the art pieces.
“International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month is a special occasion every year. This year, it’s hitting me deeper than ever. Mainstream news coverage about women-led events, such as the revolution in Iran and protests in Afghanistan over the ban on education for women and girls are still unfolding, and it’s going to be a long time before anything gets resolved. In Israel, women are playing a pivotal role in the protests against the government’s plans to weaken the country’s judiciary system. A few women from Turkey and Syria spoke to me the other day. All of those in the region are dealing with the effects of the earthquake. And let’s not forget that the war in Ukraine is still happening. All people around the globe need hope, solidarity and community. That’s what I hope HerVoice can help offer in some small way. Some of our collaborators are from or living in the countries I just mentioned, and they’re promoting peace and equality through their art and businesses. These women along with the other HerVoice contributors and so many others represent the best of Web3, and they’re just getting started.”
Social impact on-chain
HerVoice, a Web3-based initiative, is creating digital assets for public good. It automates and distributes funds to women activists and community leaders around the world.
NFT sales will generate revenue for Warrior Love Productions’ Web3 education events and programs supporting women, girls and families run by CARE International. CARE is an international non-profit organization that operates in more than 100 nations. CARE is one of the first organizations that focuses on girls and women as agents of change. It measures its programs in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Rowley spoke out about her vision for HerVoice’s future.
“Our hope for HerVoice is not only to connect Web3 natives to CARE’s programs, it’s also to flip the script on the narrative about women in the Web3 industry. There are certainly more men working in Blockchain than women. However, there are many women around the world who are building, innovating, onboarding, and supporting more women and those from marginalized communities in this space. They’re promoting the use of blockchain for which it was originally intended — collaboration, openness, generosity and justice.”
Rowley has partnered up with SOLIS to increase the impact of HerVoice NFT collections. The five first HerVoice NFTs will be launched on March 15, 2023. SOLIS Market as part of Women’s History Month. Built on the Polygon network, the new digital collectible marketplace enables the creation, distribution and exchange of assets derived from various forms of art and entertainment content.
The five first five HerVoice original art pieces were sold by HerVoice NFT will provide VIP access to CARE events and specialized content and performances, including meet and greets with celebrities and backstage passes to CARE’s Annual Impact Awards. Some HerVoice NFT holders will get a chance to visit CARE’s on-the-ground programs working with women and girls addressing hunger, climate action, education, health and financial inclusion.
Web3 continues to bring forth inspiring stories for all segments of society. Making an impact for meaningful causes becomes easier and more accessible through digital collectibles.
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