The Women in Virtual Reality from Valencia's Group arises as a shout to the world in opposition to violence and misogyny.
THE WORLD AT PRESENT
No one doubts that the world is at present a place where violence and misogyny have reached unbearable limits. Not in vain, Ban Ki-moon said in his last speech as United Nations Secretary-General, in September 2016, that "the world is a terrible place".
Worst of all is that predictably the situation is not going to get better, but to get worse: How will the world be when violence and misogyny persuasively impact men through Virtual Reality, with the effects that such immersive technology can have on a permanent basis in the individuals who experience it?
THE KEY ROLE OF WOMEN TO TRANSFORM THE SOCIETY
Multiple studies confirm that women have more empathy than men. Empathy allows us to understand reality in a more complete way, as long as we are able to perceive and feel what other beings experience. The world needs the women to understand and transform the reality. And what better way to express how we perceive the world and change it than through Virtual Reality?
In the words of Cher Wang, who has launched the VR FOR IMPACT program with $10 million to transform the world, "the potential for Virtual Reality to help us learn, understand and transform the world is limitless".