The Social Problem
Human rights violations in Brazil is a complex and multifaceted problem. In addition to the most evident forms of violence and discrimination, such as police violence and discrimination based on gender, race, and sexual orientation, there are also other forms of human rights violations that affect the most vulnerable populations in the country. Among them, we can cite the lack of access to basic services such as health, housing, education, and sanitation, violence in the countryside, and the exploitation of child labor and slavery.
In 2021, there were 309,311 reports of human rights violations in Brazil. Among these reports, 101,186 were related to violations against children and adolescents, 69,407 of domestic and family violence against women, 10,742 against people with disabilities, and 15,580 against people in situations of social vulnerability. By the year 2022, these numbers increased to a total of 378,427 reports, representing an increase of 14.32% for domestic and family violence against women (79,347), 49.62% against children and adolescents (151,400), 240% against people with disabilities, and 12.83% against people in situations of social vulnerability. These alarming numbers highlight the urgency of mechanisms that aim to provide support and protection for the most vulnerable populations in the country.
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The Jornadas Project aims to provide support to women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQIAP+ population, people in situations of social vulnerability, and other minority groups. The platform will allow users to make reports of discrimination, violence, and injustices, or request assistance and receive all psychological, legal, and social support from volunteer professionals, as well as information on where to obtain support from public agencies.
The first contact with the platform will be through access by the user through the Polygon ID tool, giving them the power to self-manage their identity and their own data, as well as a unique user authenticity, avoiding sybil attacks. Connection with wallets, Metamask and 1inch, will enable the receipt of resources and their management.
If the user does not have a wallet or has no specific knowledge about opening one, there will be a simple tutorial both in static explanation and video to facilitate the process of opening the wallets.
After the input parameters are solved, with the chosen wallet, the user will go through a complaint form, if they wish to make one, and a socioeconomic one, opting to receive contact from a volunteer professional to better serve their emergency demands and needs, at the end of the form completion.
The data will be processed in a Socioeconomic Screening process to identify the points of need and direct the best support options for the user. The form data will be stored for later processing in a cloud service (IPFS) on the blockchain itself, using tools within the Polygon network. However, if the assisted person wishes to identify themselves to make a complaint or be assisted by a volunteer professional, they will do so with full guarantee of maintaining the confidentiality of their personal information, in accordance with the provisions of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law.
The platform will offer support in complementary professional training and/or referral to public and private partners, aimed at providing greater opportunities for work and income for users. In addition to training, the user will be presented with a mentoring journey on entrepreneurship and microcredit agreements to foster their own businesses. In addition, in necessary cases, users will be referred to basic education programs. All classes and content on the platform will be stored on Blockchain through cloud services (IPFS) on the Polygon network.
From the perspective of volunteers and partner companies, they will receive SBTs (Soulbound Tokens) as an initiative to give veracity, credibility, and authenticity to their social service in the project. This feature will be implemented as a snap within the Metamask wallet. Such recognitions aim to credit their alignment with the ESG objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Just like the end user, partners will be able to make transactions by connecting to their wallets to make donations to the project, which will be directed to users at risk, to provide immediate assistance and funding for their training, as well as the possibility of using Fusion Bridge at 1inch to find the best token exchange opportunity to make their contributions and transfers.
Implementation and Participation
One way to involve the community and encourage participation in the project is through the realization of awareness events and campaigns. These events include lectures and workshops on human rights, domestic violence, social inclusion, and other issues related to the project. In addition, it is possible to carry out social media campaigns to increase awareness about the project and encourage people to get involved.
Another way to involve the community is through the recruitment of volunteers. The platform will have volunteer professionals who will provide psychological, legal, and social support. However, it is possible to expand the number of volunteers to provide even more support to the most vulnerable populations. This can be done through campaigns to recruit volunteers on social media, universities, and other institutions.
In addition, it is important to involve community leaders and local organizations to help disseminate the project and recruit volunteers. These organizations can play a fundamental role in identifying the most vulnerable populations and ensuring that information is disseminated effectively and support is provided.
An important functionality of the platform is a community chat that allows users to exchange information and experiences with each other and ask for help, maintaining initial anonymity. To ensure initial anonymity, users can be allowed to remain with the wallet hash, linked to their Polygon ID, to use in the chat. In addition, it is important to ensure mechanisms that allow users' personal information not to be shared in the chat, to protect their privacy.
To encourage the use of the community chat, the platform will have volunteer moderators who can ensure that the chat is a safe and welcoming environment for all users. Moderators can be volunteers or psychosocial support professionals with experience in dealing with issues related to emergency care, human rights, and social inclusion.
Another way to encourage the use of the community chat is through awareness events and campaigns. These events can include lectures and workshops on human rights, domestic violence, social inclusion, and other issues related to the project, promoting and demonstrating the existence of a safe place to ask for help and receive emergency care. In addition, social media campaigns can be carried out to increase awareness about the chat and encourage people to get involved.
To maintain the provision of a humanized and empathetic support and protection, it is necessary to make continuous efforts to ensure that the chat is a safe and welcoming environment for all users. This is done through the implementation of clear moderation policies and training for moderators and volunteer professionals.
It is worth remembering that the construction of a platform like this is only the first step in the fight against human rights violations in the country. It is necessary that there is a continuous commitment on the part of government organizations and society as a whole to ensure that these populations are protected and have access to support and protection services. The platform described in this document can be an important step in this direction, but there must be a continuous effort to ensure that these populations are protected and have access to support and protection services.
Increase awareness of human rights and issues related to discrimination and violence against minority populations.
Generate a structured database to inform, generate reports, and request effective and assertive public policy measures.
Develop partnerships with local and national organizations to expand the platform's reach and support offered.
Provide educational resources to help the population understand their rights and how to protect them.
Promote gender equality and equal opportunities for all minority populations.
Expand the platform's functionalities to include legal and financial assistance services.
Provide specific support for minority populations in emergency or natural disaster situations.
Promote social inclusion and diversity in all sectors of society.
Establish partnerships with companies to provide employment and training opportunities for minority populations.
Offer translation and interpretation services to ensure that all minority populations can access the platform and obtain support.
We have listed objective criteria to measure the success of the platform.
Number of platform users.
User satisfaction rate with the services provided through feedback forms.
Number of reports made through the platform.
Number of cases where psychological, legal, and social support was effective in helping users.
Number of people who obtained employment or started their own businesses after receiving professional training or entrepreneurship mentoring.
Number of people who sought public help after accessing information provided by the platform.
Number of partnerships established with local and national organizations.
Number of educational resources made available.
Number of cases where the platform was effective in promoting gender equality and opportunities for minority populations while maintaining anonymity.
Number of legal and financial assistance services provided by the platform.
Number of minority populations assisted in emergency or natural disaster situations.
Number of partner companies and employment and training opportunities provided for minority populations.
Number of translation and interpretation services offered to ensure that all minority populations can access the platform and obtain support.
With the monitoring, storage, and processing of this data, it will be possible to identify areas where there is a higher number of human rights violations reports in Brazil and other countries and, thus, direct efforts to combat them. In addition, it is possible to offer evaluation tools and effectiveness of other partner projects, such as the one described in this document, which aim to provide support and protection to the most vulnerable populations in the country.
The data can also be used to guide public policies and government actions aimed at combating human rights violations in the country. For example, resources can be directed to education and awareness programs on human rights and forms of violence, as well as to strengthening support and protection services for the most vulnerable populations.
Another way to use this data is to build awareness and social mobilization campaigns, with the aim of sensitizing the population to the importance of protecting human rights and fighting discrimination and violence.
Finally, the data can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of public policies and government actions aimed at combating human rights violations in the country. Through monitoring the presented indicators, it is possible to evaluate the evolution of human rights violation rates and evaluate the impact of implemented policies.
One of Jornadas' primary commitments is continuous improvement through the creation of an impact report, using structured and processed data. The Impact Report will allow the organization to evaluate the project's success in relation to the established objectives and identify areas where improvements and adjustments will be necessary.
The impact report includes information on the number of platform users, the construction of a geographical map of the origin of reports, the user satisfaction rate with the services provided, the number of reports made through the platform, the number of cases where psychological, legal, and social support was effective in helping users, the number of people who obtained employment or started their own businesses after receiving professional training or entrepreneurship mentoring, and other indicators.
In addition, the impact report will include information on partnerships established with local and national organizations, both public and private, the educational resources made available, the cases where the platform was effective in promoting gender equality and opportunities for minority populations while maintaining anonymity, the legal and financial assistance services provided, and the minority populations assisted in emergency or natural disaster situations while maintaining anonymity.
The impact report will be regularly updated and disseminated to the public sector, local authorities, donors, partner companies, and volunteer partners. This will help generate trust and transparency regarding the project and its actions, as well as demonstrate the organization's commitment to continuous improvement and the pursuit of effective results.
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