Gender equality and Blockchain


The Global Blockchain Challenge, was an event held in Malaga between the 11th and November 13 As part of the Development Goals Sustainable (SDG5) that advances the United Nations, challenges that are planned to be fulfilled in 2030, is the fight for gender equality.

At this point no one wants to be left behind when the use of blockchain technology is concerned, this technology seems to be in everyone's plans, its use and applications increase dramatically and this not only with cryptocurrencies, but also in other applications of it.

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This time, the UN among its sustainable development goals presented a novelty to support women victims of abuse, women who are frequently abused and do not have a voice to help them, to defend them,

It is an application based on blockchain technology that will allow women to use it to make complaints, participate in an opinion poll and make their contribution to the creation of regulations, while being protected with a totally anonymous ID.

“Empowering women, gathering their opinion on important decisions in a massive, simple, free and anonymous way guided the project to give women a voice with blockchain. We think of countries where women lack opinion, or their opinion is not valid or persecuted. ”
Explains Raúl López, director of Innovation Consulting at Grant Thornton .

This mobile application seeks to build trust in women in such a way that they feel confident enough to participate in conversations where they can provide information about domestic abuse, without fear of reprisals.

“We want to ask them if they have suffered bad treatment. Your opinion on gender equality. And about inequalities maintained in their countries. With massive responses one could press to make regulations more favorable to women, in countries where they are not. ”
Raúl López says.


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How and where it will be implemented.

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The blockchain platform that will serve as a basis for this application will have an anonymous ID, will have a voting system, this identity will remain on the mobile and will have access to the blockchain through permits that NGOs will handle.

This platform and the implementation of the entire system will be put into operation through NGOs that will be responsible for the administration of this system.

"The NGOs will be our allies, and how to reach women in the countries where it is implanted."
Express Raúl López

The program would be tested for the first time in Nigeria, a country where 322 gender equality NGOs, organizations that would reach 3.2 million women, come to life.



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Conclusions

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The proposal is approved, it is convincing and very pertinent, we just have to wait for its implementation, development and subsequent analysis of the impact caused.

For now, it is only a proposal, a challenge of the United Nations for gender equality, the next step of this challenge is to gather about $ 350,000 and six months of work that will cost the work team to mark this project.

As long as blockchain technology remains impenetrable, projects based on it will continue to emerge, predicting an increase in the use of this technology in the coming years.

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Hi @creativeblue

Thank you for another interesting publication.

I found it quite amusing to witness that more and more people out there seem to believe that there is more than only 2 genders. It seem that some universities already added subject "gender studies".

But let's assume for the time being, that we've 2 major genders: male and female. And it's becoming right away quite obvious that woman are absolute minority and most of them do not care and do not want to hear about blockchain or technology etc.

It seem that UN doesn't know their audience.

Anyway I'm not sure how does things look in less developed countries, but my impression is that in europe women have been enpowered for very long time and currently it's hard not to have impression, that man are weaker than women (at least here).

To be a man vs women (in any sort of conflict) means that you (as a man) will pretty much always lose. We all got used to idea that women are being abused by man, however in current times I think it's being quite reversed. And man are more often than not intimidated and scared to stand up whenever they are bullied by female.

Solid read. Upvote on the way
Piotr

19.12.2019 12:24
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The gender issue has become very complicated, especially when we step on the ground of the "Politically Correct."

In the genetic sense, I certainly consider two volatile genera, XX and XY, I do not deny that there are variations such as the cases of Super-Males XYY, klineferlter XXY or Super-Feminine XXX, due to errors or failures during the process of meiosis for creation of sexual gametes, either for sperm or ovule. But these variations are considered not viable for the reproduction of a species and can even result in pathological manifestations.

Now if we enter into the construction of "Identity and Social Gender", we are headed for a swamp of problems that have been under discussion since ancient times. After all, they are things that are defined from the societies and cultures that are considered, to be "Feminine" or "Masculine" in the social sense is not only to be at the genetic level, in fact it can happen that what in a Age was considered typical of a genre, be somewhat unacceptable in a different time or place or society.

With regard to the use of this situation to use it as a basis for a confrontation and the intimidation of some group, it is cruelly something that can be found in all ages. These confrontational relationships can be understood as a struggle for power and the ability to bend and subjugate the other party, hence the "Exacerbated Machism" and the "Feminazis" are simply the same in their ideals of submitting, humiliating and dominate the counterpart.

This does not deny that there is a need to fight for equity in opportunities between different groups, but to favor someone simply because they are considered "weak" and that they should be given facilities to the detriment of others, as it seems to me to be a form of contempt or underestimation.

19.12.2019 21:02
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Hello dear @crypto.piotr, thanks for participating in this discussion.

And it's becoming right away quite obvious that woman are absolute minority and most of them do not care and do not want to hear about blockchain or technology etc.

It seems that UN doesn't know their audience.

It seems that he does not know his audience as you say, but I think that these people are thinking about the future, surely and as we see it everywhere the blockcain technology begins to become ubiquitous in our daily life, maybe it is the future we see more interested women in blockchain

Anyway I'm not sure how does things look in less developed countries, but my impression is that in europe women have been enpowered for very long time and currently it's hard not to have impression, that man are weaker than women (at least here ).

I agree with you, I think the problem is in less developed countries, or maybe it seems that there is no inequality because it is not so obvious but in fact it does.

These are some figures that they handle:

77 cents
Women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men get for the same work.

1 in 3
35 percent of women have experienced physical and / or sexual violence.

13%
Women represent just 13 percent of agricultural landholders.

750 million
Almost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday.

2 of 3
Two thirds of developing countries have achieved gender parity in primary education.

24%
Only 24 percent of national parliamentarians were women as of November 2018, a small increase from 11.3 percent in 1995.

And man are more often than not intimidated and scared to stand up whenever they are bullied by female.

That is something that is happening now, I have no doubt about that, but maybe in women it happens more times.

21.12.2019 02:17
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Thanks for the post.

This is an interesting example of the use of blockchain technology to deal with social problems and seek to gather information that allows acting to try to solve it and improve people's lives.

What gives me a bit of concern is that the technology gap will affect the possibility of communicating the conditions of abuse, in the areas of the third world where the availability of smartphones and devices that could be used to report, as it is where one hears that situations of abuse are very frequent, whether based on gender, religious beliefs, ideologies and many other reasons.

19.12.2019 20:44
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Hello @pedrobrito2004.

This is an interesting example of the use of blockchain technology to deal with social problems and seek to gather information that allows acting to try to solve it and improve people's lives.

Correct is a clear example of the advances and the scope that blockchain is having, it is evident that the use and application of blockchain is multiplied throughout the world and in diverse areas.

What gives me a bit of concern is that the technology gap will affect the possibility of communicating the conditions of abuse, in the areas of the third world where the availability of smartphones and devices that could be used to report, as it is where one hears that situations of abuse are very frequent, whether based on gender, religious beliefs, ideologies and many other reasons.

Of course friend, that is a great limitation, and we don't know what they will do to solve that, in such a way that this application affects more women.

21.12.2019 02:23
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Some time ago we discussed with a colleague in the comments of a post that in previous times we had to consider the existence of "economic gaps" and "social gaps" in social policies, but now we must add the "technology gap" of In fact, the first two that we mention are today based on the third, that is, the difference in the opportunity for access and use of new technologies is creating social and economic gaps that segregate people.

21.12.2019 05:12
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Hello @pedrobrito2004.

You are quite right with this gap that you mention, however, it is being attempted to attract women to this technology.

23.12.2019 02:05
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@creativeblue thanks for the support

26.01.2020 12:49
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