What does it take to be someone, to claim your right to your own unique personal identity, to enjoy equal opportunities and to thrive in a globalized world? In this riveting TED Talk, World Identity Network (WIN) co-founder and CEO Mariana Dahan offers a glimpse of the immense problems linked to lack of personal identity, from the "invisible children" phenomena, to human trafficking and modern slavery.
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, as well as the ensuing risks of trafficking and abuse. It discusses new approaches to the identification of children and highlights the important role that existing and emergent technologies — including innovations in biometrics and blockchain technology — can play in establishing their identities. The report concludes with recommendations for further research and lists some immediate actions that would be needed to turn these ‘invisible’ children into invincible ones.
Watch this video to learn more about the genesis of WIN - from its co-founders on Sir Branson's Necker island