We are grateful to Women for Afghan Women for the opportunity to help raise some funds for their spectacular work. The NFT fundraiser is now complete. We will announce our next fundraising initiative on this page shortly.

Below is a description of the meaning behind the art that we commissioned for Women for Afghan Women fundraiser, which was inspired by Louisa May Alcott. 

Louisa May Alcott was a pioneer for women’s rights. Not only did her many famous writings (of which perhaps the most famous is Little Women) seek to lift up women in society, but she was an ardent feminist, abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage. As such, she seemed a perfect inspiration for this charity campaign which was dedicated to raising funds to help the woman and girls of Afghanistan find equality in all aspects of life. 

The two different butterfly wings in this specially commissioned portrait of Louisa May Alcott signify the hopeful emergence of Afghan women and girls from the restrictions that impede their freedoms. We chose to mint 2200 copies of this NFT to signify the 2.2 million girls currently excluded from school in Afghanistan (Time Magazine). The background colors of each NFT are also different, signifying the diversity of backgrounds that make up the women and girls that Women for Afghan Women serve. And we chose to commission four different versions of this illustration to represent the 40% of Afghan children who suffer from malnutrition. 

A Statement from Naheed Samadi Bahram, US Country Director, Women for Afghan Women 
This week the Taliban announced only male teachers and students should return to schools, leaving the future of millions of girls across Afghanistan uncertain. This is a generation that grew up hopeful and dreaming about their future through educational opportunities. Women for Afghan Women has been working on the ground for 20 years to improve the lives of women and girls. We are committed to serving Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and Afghan refugees arriving in the US. Thank you, BookBlocks for standing with the Afghan people at this critical time. We encourage you all to support this inspiring campaign and support our Afghan sisters.