Tens of thousands of women in Egypt are sentenced to prison every year.
Their crime? Not being able to pay debts, sometimes amounting to only a few dollars.
These women are simply known as
“Al Gharemaat” or “The Fined”.
We want to break these women’s chains, with a collection of NFTs created by artists from around the world.
Inspired by their heartbreaking stories, each NFT carries a powerful meaning and the way to set a woman free and reunite her with her family.
The NFTs in the “Breakchains with Blockchain” collection are priced at the amount of money needed to pay off each woman’s debt.
Together we can break their chains and give them a second chance.
“Breakchains with Blockchain” is an NFT collection available through Opensea.io, purchasable using the Polygon Network. This is instead of the Ethereum Network, which charges extra fees, this is because we want to ensure no money is wasted and as much as possible goes to free the women.
On 21st March we launched our website and blog.
We launched our NFT collection with 10 unique pieces, and we are continuing to create more.
The global news took notice, and for the first time 60 members of parliament signed a bill pledging to change the law
We will continue adding pieces to our collection to free as many women as possible, and raising awareness about Al Gharemaat, until they are a thing of the past.
The “Care of Children of Female Prisoners Association” was established in 1990. The association aims to promote the rights of women in Egypt, especially the Al Gharemaat, who are imprisoned simply because they couldn´t pay back their debts.
They also aim to empower these women economically so they can support their families once they are freed from prison. The goal of this project is to use funds collected to clear any debts the women have accumulated. Any extra money collected on top of the necessary amount will go towards their education and rehabilitation.
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