At the core of everything is your ability to prove

Who you are

See why this is important and how proof of who you are changes the life you lead

Over the past year, the World Identity Network has been advocating around the world on the importance of secure, self-sovereign identity.

Together with our partners from civil society, the private sector, academia, and United Nations agencies, we’ve been designing programs that help fight human trafficking, modern slavery, exploitation, and all forms of exclusion. In our approach, we leverage Blockchain for Humanity.

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World Identity Network Helps Fight Child Trafficking with Blockchain for Humanity

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Hidden Slaves

Hidden Slaves

There are more slaves in the world now than there ever have been before, but we rarely see them. They remain invisible.

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The Cost of Lacking Identity

  • 50 million children forced from homes
  • 1 in every 200 children in the world is a refugee
  • 150 billion dollars - trafficking generates illegal profits a year globally
  • 1.1 billion people worldwide cannot officially prove their identity

Turning Invisible Children into Invincible Ones

Drawing on original research and resources, this report reframes the challenges for identifying and protecting children as a result of the migration crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

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Blockchain Identity

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Information is validated and structured in the form of blocks, which then constitute a chain – the blockchain – a distributed, record-keeping, immutable ledger. Because of its distributed structure, it is virtually impossible to break into the entire system and alter or forge the records.

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Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is never stored on the chain: it is only the assertions or the verifiable claims made about the person. This multi-source identity is being built through trustworthy attestations about relationships established over time.

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Using blockchain to help prevent human trafficking: the system is able to record every exit with a minor - attempted at the border by an adult who’s not in the circle of trust - whose attestations do not match.

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Blockchain’s immutable record signifies that the information on the attempted exit can’t be deleted or altered by anyone and law enforcement and/or civil society can act upon this evidence.

Our Work

Our aim is to ensure that everyone can prove who they are, while maintaining control over their identity data. Our work focuses on more than a billion people without a recognized proof of ID – more than half of them are children.

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