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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  • Katerina kutuzov
    signed 2016-05-03 11:27:15 -0400
  • Anastasia Kutuzov
    signed via 2016-05-03 09:59:12 -0400
  • Erick Salazar
    signed 2016-05-01 23:00:54 -0400
    I believe in the beauty of every single human being in this world, in spite of all the bad things around us there is always a sunshine that bright our homes a little bit more every day, let’s spread equality for every living soul in earth. <3
  • Wen Wen Chong
    signed 2016-04-28 14:38:44 -0400
  • Sikha Sajeev
    signed 2016-04-27 12:52:40 -0400
    Sikha Sajeev
  • Alpha Diallo
    signed 2016-04-27 09:43:25 -0400
    Supportive
  • Rabita Tareque Tareque
    signed 2016-04-22 18:10:49 -0400
  • Aishwarya Mudambi
    signed 2016-04-20 13:49:00 -0400
    Interested in Volunteering for UN events for cross cultural events in educating girls and empowering them with knowledge and safety measures ..Location, country, continent world …doesn’t matter Knowledge is power
  • Yuanzhe Zhuang
    signed 2016-04-20 13:24:25 -0400
    Yuanzhe Zhuang
  • Thet Aung
    signed 2016-04-18 22:28:04 -0400
  • Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi
    signed 2016-04-18 20:31:50 -0400
  • Micaela Chamon
    signed 2016-04-18 16:17:28 -0400
    Micaela Chamon
  • R Goswami
    signed 2016-04-14 06:16:32 -0400
    A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.

    Let’s bring about a change in the world. Please keep signing to extend your helping hand to the thousand girls around the world who do not get recognised. Hope will we soon live in a world of gender equality by the near future.
  • Laura Munoz
    signed 2016-04-11 20:21:04 -0400
  • Lingutla Anjani Jaya
    signed 2016-04-09 00:37:48 -0400
    The gender equality is so important. The UNO initiations has to be educated in the civil society. Hence I would like to educate in cities, sub cities and nations , sub nations in their schools, colleges, universities and iit;s iim’s along with the all communities in the world.
  • Yanning Chen
    signed 2016-04-07 19:48:27 -0400
  • Rahul Swarnkar
    signed 2016-04-02 21:59:12 -0400
  • Everton Igori
    signed via 2016-04-01 20:18:10 -0400
    Be part of the change in the community
  • Sumitra Ariel Bernardo
    signed 2016-04-01 11:34:55 -0400
  • Yifei Song
    signed 2016-03-31 11:09:08 -0400
  • Jacqueline Cicchini
    signed 2016-03-30 20:57:27 -0400
  • Christopher Chavarria
    signed 2016-03-17 21:03:55 -0400
  • Kennedi White
    signed 2016-03-17 14:31:35 -0400
  • Nathalie Reyes-Madrid
    signed 2016-03-16 01:16:14 -0400
  • Lisa Hilmi
    signed via 2016-03-16 00:55:52 -0400
  • Riley Griffiths
    signed 2016-03-15 19:10:41 -0400
  • Katlego Paakanyo
    signed 2016-03-13 15:00:30 -0400
    Numbers count and so should girls indeed.
  • Lakshita Vij
    signed 2016-03-12 06:37:15 -0500
  • Seabelo Chabo John
    signed 2016-03-11 20:34:42 -0500
    You did the right thing. Stay blessed.
  • Amber Charles
    signed 2016-03-10 15:55:52 -0500