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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  • Rebecca Zellelew
    signed 2018-12-06 12:23:05 -0500
  • Dina Al Bayati
    signed 2018-10-29 17:26:12 -0400
  • Anwesha Mukherjee
    signed 2018-10-27 04:22:12 -0400
  • Anna Shauchuk
    signed 2018-10-25 21:58:19 -0400
  • Brooke Bolton
    signed 2018-10-24 14:12:33 -0400
  • lylah baid
    signed 2018-10-17 18:54:16 -0400
  • Eva Amegboh
    signed 2018-10-02 11:40:39 -0400
  • Brittany Georgia
    signed 2018-09-23 21:52:06 -0400
  • Sarah Lee
    signed 2018-09-23 17:33:35 -0400
  • Sheilja Bhatt
    signed 2018-09-04 19:08:40 -0400
  • Sarah Stern
    signed 2018-08-26 16:36:19 -0400
    Sarah Stern
  • Rebecca Brown
    signed 2018-08-22 21:36:37 -0400
  • Lulani Tafilele
    signed 2018-08-22 18:18:45 -0400
    Lulani Jolee Tafilele
  • Candace Burney
    signed 2018-08-21 12:49:55 -0400
  • Timothy Mukule
    signed 2018-08-20 12:24:28 -0400
    Every Girl deserves a bright future, no matter their color or ethnicity, they are the future Mothers, Educator, and Leader of this generation.
  • Nathan Rodriguez
    signed 2018-08-03 18:04:34 -0400
  • Monica Olveira
    signed 2018-07-31 21:20:02 -0400
  • neha kaushal
    signed 2018-07-31 09:13:25 -0400
  • Amrit Kaur
    signed 2018-07-29 05:14:48 -0400
  • Kaysan Islam
    signed via 2018-07-27 23:36:09 -0400
    hope it will be make lovely support for get our globally goals.
  • Fiorenza Ceniccola
    signed 2018-07-18 09:59:20 -0400
    I am Fiorenza Ceniccola, 20-years-old UN Women activist, from Italy. I am currently interning for the summer at Next Gen and we are working on a project to Empower Female Entrepreneurs worldwide.

    As Law and International Relations student, at the University of Sussex in England, I recognize that in order for women to grow in the formal business sector, it is fundamental to empower and educate girls (and boys) first, through an effective education system on how to reach their full potential.

    I strongly believe that empowering girls and women is essential to eliminating poverty, achieving social justice and creating a better place to live. For this reason, I actively participate in UN events and initiatives. Even though progress has already been made in many countries, challenges persist in meeting the rights and needs of girls and women. It is necessary that more and more people are involved to help in making a positive change!
  • Kara DiDomizio
    signed 2018-07-18 09:55:40 -0400
  • Claudia Alarco Alarco
    signed 2018-07-14 17:38:30 -0400
  • Anjana Adhikari
    signed 2018-07-08 05:19:05 -0400
  • Divine Gavilo
    signed 2018-07-06 14:35:19 -0400
  • Binwei Yu
    signed 2018-07-02 17:40:50 -0400
  • Aagna Patel
    signed 2018-06-30 22:45:36 -0400
  • Long Bui
    signed 2018-06-30 08:27:16 -0400
    We will not achieve full progress unless everyone, regardless of who they are or where they’re from, are given the same opportunities to succeed.
  • Jean-Gilles Houmenou
    signed 2018-06-28 23:59:32 -0400
  • Hannah McMillin
    signed 2018-06-24 15:13:49 -0400