Numbers count. So should girls.

Why Count Girls?

Approximately one person in twelve around the world is a girl or young woman aged 10–24. Yet many developing countries do not account for the number of girls in their population. Due to an unavailability of systems to count these girls, and sometimes simply due to a lack of political will, girls will be denied birth certificates or other forms of official identification.  This means that as a girl grows up it will be difficult, if not impossible, for her to attend school or get a job in the formal business sector. She will not be able to own her own or inherit land, start her own business, or vote. She will likely be confined to the home and left unpaid – an invisible member of society.

Update: The House of Representatives just voted unanimously to pass the Girls Count Act. The Senate passed the bill at the end of May, which means it now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law!

Congress passing the Girls Count Act is a huge step toward helping girls (and boys) everywhere reach their full potential. When a child isn’t registered, they are invisible in the eyes of their government and their society. And girls are disproportionately affected.

Read the full story here. 

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  • signed 2017-10-18 19:37:37 -0400
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    Karis Cho
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    Leteria Bailey
  • signed 2017-09-15 14:47:48 -0400
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  • signed via 2017-09-11 12:00:31 -0400
    ""Congress passing the Girls Count Act is a huge step toward helping girls (and boys) everywhere reach their full potential. When a child isn’t registered, they are invisible in the eyes of their government and their society. And girls are disproportionately affected""
  • signed 2017-09-05 20:54:19 -0400
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  • signed 2017-08-20 21:26:24 -0400
    I really want to be able to volunteer and be apart of supporting girls and women.
  • signed 2017-08-20 20:33:54 -0400
    I am happy to be a partner.
  • signed 2017-08-18 14:39:23 -0400
    GENDER EQUALITY’- IT’s a unwanted issue which is faced & still facing by many countries from long decades. which leads NON-DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY,

    UNEMPLOYMENT & MANY MORE ASPECTS.

    GOVERNMENT of worldwide should be imposing strict rules in favour of women”s education, including there well being development which reflects the sign of

    "INTEGRITY’ among humanity.
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  • signed 2017-07-17 23:08:14 -0400
    Thank you for passing the Girls Count Act!
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