Biometrics: An Emerging Initiative against Child Trafficking

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Among 45.8 million victims of human trafficking globally in 2016, 75% are women and girls and 25% of them are children. According to the United Nations, human trafficking generates $150 billion a year, making it the third most profitable criminal activity in the world, behind drug and arms. Children living in rural areas are particularly…

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“Ghost Schools” Threaten Next Generation

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‘Ghost schools’ are one symptom of a troubled education system in the developing world. It results in leakage of government funding and exacerbates the high levels of frustration experienced by the overlooked, neglected and disenfranchised youths. The Supreme Court defined a ‘ghost school’ as an infrastructure built for education but in reality that function has…

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Biometrics in Education – A Growing Demand

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Biometric technology is becoming increasingly more powerful and cost-effective, and it has been making inroads into education sector. Educational institutions recognize the threat of insecurity to their children and are starting to adopt biometric identification systems to protect the students under their care. A growing trend is that biometric access control devices are being used…

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