The BlockchAngel challenge, organized by everis foundation in collaboration with the IDB Lab, has been recognized with the NTT DATA Contribution Award Entry 2021, an award given to social actions that contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the first edition, the initiative has called for blockchain-based projects that prevent, mitigate and control abuse, mistreatment and violence against women, children and the elderly. With this challenge, the organizers aim to provide solutions to this social scourge through technological innovation.
With the participation of projects from 16 countries, the HeHop proposal has been the winner of the first edition for its app that allows victims of violence to capture and generate secure evidence of abuse through blockchain. In addition, three other projects have been recognized as "best valued", and all of them are already working on a joint solution to fight against a phenomenon that leaves figures like these: about 8,000 women have been murdered in the last two years in Latin America and the Caribbean, 300 million children are victims of violence, about 15 million adolescents have experienced forced sex and, additionally, there is a growing number of older adults who are abused in the family environment.