App to identify poorest girls in India can help prevent trafficking: charity


A tablet-based application that helps to identify some of the poorest girls in eastern India has the potential to prevent human trafficking, early marriage and child labour, according to a charity which has developed the app. The GPower, or Girl Power, app developed by Accenture Labs and the charity Child in Need Institute (CINI), has been used to track more than 6,000 families in 20 villages in West Bengal. The application sets out a series of questions on health, nutrition, protection and education to determine the vulnerability of the respondent. “The technology helps us identify the most vulnerable of the…

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