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Sischain is a tool to help fight gender violence against women. Gender violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place everyday, many times over, in every corner of the world. However, the actual number of denounces every year is shockinly disanalogous to the problem. 

We want to change that. From counting reports we should count the need for help! 

 

Sischain aims to create an anonymous community of mutual support among women that is based on 3 pillars: Sisterhood, Blockchain and anonymous social networks.

This infrastructure will create a bank of time to share experiences and exchange opinions. A time bank of mutual support. That time is accounted for through the Sischain app. Women will be able to spend time together, share their experiences and meet other women willing to help them both digitally and physically, in secure networks that we will implement throughout the cities. We hope that through Sischain women will become stronger, feel supported and get empowered. 

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1 in 2

women have experienced

sexual harassment

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1 in 5

women have experienced

stalking

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1 in 3

women have experienced

physical and/or sexual violence

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1 in 20

women have been

raped

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2020

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 2.5 billion € 

is the annual financial cost of gender violence against women in the sanitary system

 14 billion € 

is the annual intangible cost of gender violence against women

Impacts of gender violence in women's welfare

Headaches

Headaches

Cry for no apparent reason

Joint and back pain

Insomnia

Depression

Mood swings

Permanent fatigue

Anxiety and stress

Irritability

Gobierno de España

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Women have suffered sexist attacks

at least once in their life

Including indecent exposure and verbal violence

Without indecent exposure and verbal violence

Severe attacks

in 2018

Including indecent exposure and verbal violence

Without indecent exposure and verbal violence

Severe attacks

Still, in 2018 80% of rapes in Spain were not reported 

Why there are so

many unreported crimes?

“The fear of not being believed and a lack of confidence in the justice system are paralyzing. The victim’s story is bound to be questioned and they are then re-victimized.”

Amparo Díaz, 

domestic violence attorney

The 3 axes of SISCHAIN

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Sisterhood is the affection and loyalty that women feel for other women who they have something in common with

Sisterhood

Blockchain

Blockchain is an innovative technology that is based on a decentralized system without intermediaries, offers anonymity and allows transactions on the network. 

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Anonymous Social Networks are based on sharing and interacting with content and information completely anonymously through mobile or web platforms.

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Anonymous Social Network

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Sisterhood
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“To all the girls that I met drunk in clubs bathrooms:

I hope you’re doing fine.

I miss you all.”

Sisterhood is "an experience of women that drives the search of positive relations and existential and political alliance, from body to body, to contribute with specific actions to the social elimination of oppression and mutual support in order to achieve general and individual empowerment of women.”

Sisterhood has been always present, when mothers and daughters defend mutually from violence, or your sisters and friends try to make you renounce a violent relationship.

 

But it can be something bigger: when women, that are not necessarily friends, support each other, they listen to each other and they are up to sacrifice their own safety and integrity for demanding justice to other women that they don’t even know

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“I believe you

A sister's journey
through Sischain

This is Lidia. Lidia is experiencing digital violence from her ex-boyfriend 

Lidia

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One day she finds the Sischain QR code and she scans it with her phone

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QR code

Lidia downloads and creates a new account in Sischain

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Lidia requests a meeting with a sister of the network, Estela

Estela aggrees to meet to talk as some years ago she also had a similar experience

Estela

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She decides to hire a professional from Sischain 

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Through meeting with Estela and other sisters, after some time Lidia feels better and stronger

Some time later

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Both can review each other in Sischain app

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Estela verifies Lidia in the app 

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Estela and Lidia meet in a safe place and talk about their experiences

Safe Place

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Through meeting with Estela and other sisters, after some time Lidia feels better and stronger

Lidia

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some months
later

 

This is Maria. Maria also experiences digital violence

Maria

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One day she finds the Sischain QR code and she scans it with her phone

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QR code

She creates an account and she requests a meeting with Lidia

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Both can review each other in

the app 

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Lidia verifies Maria through the Sischain app 

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Maria and Lidia meet in a safe place and talk about their experiences

Safe Place

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Blockchain is an innovative technology based on a decentralized system without intermediaries, offers anonymity and allows network transactions. Transactions are done using tokens. These tokens  can be coins, goods or services. That is, you can exchange anything that can be transcribed in code.  In our case, we will start with a time token.

 

This technology will allow in our social network anonymously a Time Bank among women to support each other through this tool. The transactions  that occur, completely anonymous and untraceable, will manage to show the need for support and help, shifting from the paradigm of measuring  violence.

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How blockchain works?

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Rosa requests time to meet in a safe place from Mireia

In blockchain technology, Rosa's request of time can be represtented as part of a ‘block’; like a piece of a puzzle

The Block

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This block is broadcasted to everyone on the network, showing that a sister of the network requests time from another sister. However, noone can see the names of the sisters.

Once everyone in the network has approved the request, the request becomes valid

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The Blockchain

Τhe block that contains the request can be added to the chain, which provides an indellible and transparent record of the requests that have been made

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Mireia receives the request of Rosa and she approves it. The only thing left to do is set up the date and time of the meeting 

Blockchain
Anoymous Social Network
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Anonymity and lack of traceability become mandatory to protect victims. Due to the digitization of our society, we have more accessibility to provide help and knowledge, which makes data collection even more crucial. However, our access to the media is more traceable than ever, which is why we need new tools to provide anonymity to victims.

Anonymous social media are based on share and interact with content and information completely anonymously across platforms mobile or web.
The fundamental aspect is that the content or the published information is not related to a particular identity or profile. These nets have promising future uses as a authentic communication channel. It also protects the users of the risk of exposure, and of questioning of survivors of gender-based violence

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