We had the great privilege to speak with the group Women Rise and share their aims with that of the CYF.
THERE DISCUSSIONS HAVE LED TO A NEWLY SETTLED EDITORIAL TEAM WHO WILL PROMOTE BOTH THE WOMEN RISE COMMITMENT TO RAISING AWARENESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE, AND PRESENTING CREATIVE WORKS AND ARTISTS PROFILES.
At its most basic, Women Rise is an NFT project. But it is actually so much more than that. It is a project about art, colours, celebration of representation and contributing to the causes closest to our hearts. Our focus will continue to be on supporting girls' education and women's rights by using art as a tool for campaigning. See below a few examples of how we're achieving this:
We recently announced the launch of an exciting new storytelling platform, Qissa! Qissa, meaning 'story' in Urdu, will embrace the power of art for storytelling to amplify diverse voices of women and girls from around the world.
Qissa will celebrate and represent women in the arts, sciences, sports, activism, Web 3 and the Meta verse, as well as spread awareness about girls’ education and women’s rights.
In an ongoing partnership with CAMFED - the Campaign for Female Education - we campaigned alongside them for girls education and to amplify the voices of young women who are leaders of change. We also campaigned together for their Global Sisterhood Pledge to collect 1,000,000 signatures.
We have hosted amazing speakers on the Women Rise stage, including activist Malala Yousafzai, founder of SOLA Afghanistan, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, and co-founder of Nifin'Akanga, Mbolatiana Raveloarisma. We will keep sharing conversations and collaborating with other activists to widen the impact of our work.
We launched five 1/1 pieces celebrating influential Black women with 100% of the proceeds (primary and secondary) from this collection donated to five organisations that are supporting and contributing to Black women owned businesses, Black artists, and non-profit orgs working to support Black communities in education, healthcare and mental health.
We partnered with Voice HQ to launch an art residency aimed at supporting female creators from underrepresented communities. Each of the 15 artist residents received a stipend of $1,500, we mentored them to mint their NFTs and their artwork was promoted by Voice HQ which resulted in art sales for the artists.
We launched the Rising Women Club to amplify women in art, science, culture and more. Voice HQ artist residency was one of the initiatives under the Rising Women Club. Another example of it is our partnership with CAMFED, the Campaign for Female Education, to highlight stories of female activists and share them on our platform. Conversations with change makers under our storytelling platform, Qissa, is also a part of the Rising Women Club.
We've committed to the Sustainable Development Goals 17 since the inception of Women Rise. We demonstrate our commitment through incorporating SDG 17 goals into the Women Rise artwork to amplify the causes, celebrate activists and to campaign through visual representation. As a female led project we are also contributing to gender equality in tech, business and Web 3.0, through increased representation of women. Finally, we are providing financial means (through donations) to worthy causes that align with SDG 17 goals such as supporting girls' education and women's rights.