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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813 signatures

Thank Your Members of Congress for Passing the Girls Count Act

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  • Deep Chakraborty
    signed 2015-02-06 09:24:12 -0500
  • Zachary Tarlow
    signed 2015-02-05 22:51:52 -0500
  • soo yeon Park
    signed via 2015-02-05 07:47:35 -0500
    I hope this could help.
  • Bomi Seo
    signed 2015-02-05 06:53:00 -0500
    I’m a just girl who is 17 and lives in South Korea. But I am really intersted in these works like Human Rights, and what UN does. Actually, I’m following Human Rights Watch, UNHCHR and other related organizations on teweeter. So I heard about the problem. Anyways, I’m very glad there is a movement which I can help. If there are some activities that I am able to participate, I would definitely do and please notice to my e-mail^^.
  • Kricia Ruano Espinoza
    signed 2015-02-05 01:02:38 -0500
  • Kirsten Adams
    signed 2015-02-03 16:38:03 -0500
  • kannan R
    signed 2015-02-02 13:48:27 -0500
  • Prasangi Atapattu
    signed 2015-02-01 22:51:32 -0500
  • Paula sanchez martin
    signed 2015-01-30 11:15:58 -0500
  • Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch
    signed 2015-01-29 08:47:29 -0500
    This petition matters because women are important in the home and in education, medicine, arts, architecture, politics, etc.
  • heather pfleiderer
    signed 2015-01-27 14:54:18 -0500
    i think that you should support the girl count act because as a former female my self i think that all girls,woman,females sould count just as you men do we are all equal and we are all human and us former females should get some credit to. we are all humans and members of society. and i think theese girls should get some kind of form of offical identification. with out one it will be hard for thees ladies to attend school , get a job in the formal business sector, will not be able to own or inherit land,start her own business, vote, most o theese girls,woman,ladies,females will more be likely be confined to there home and left unpaid… know as and invisible member of society and ther are many woman who have done great things for us and with out the eduation that they need we could very well be missing out on some very amazing things that the could do for us and invent some very outstanding things ….

    thanks .

    yours truly, Heather Lee Ann Pfleiderer
  • Audy Leggere-Hickey
    signed 2015-01-25 13:18:12 -0500
  • Daniel Vos
    signed 2015-01-24 15:56:45 -0500
  • Kyung Mi Lee
    signed 2015-01-24 04:38:02 -0500
  • Mallory Ray
    signed 2015-01-22 12:20:54 -0500
  • Nang Ei Ei Mon
    signed 2015-01-22 01:04:12 -0500
  • Sarah Perry
    signed 2015-01-20 14:36:50 -0500
  • Marisa Umeh
    signed 2015-01-19 15:04:04 -0500
  • Amanda Eisenhour
    signed 2015-01-15 20:26:16 -0500
  • Denise Edelson
    signed 2015-01-15 11:57:49 -0500
  • Johannes Ndongo
    signed via 2015-01-14 09:26:35 -0500
  • Karina Gonzalez
    signed 2015-01-12 18:31:12 -0500
  • Yimin Huang
    signed 2015-01-12 14:15:12 -0500
  • Shyla Chism
    signed 2015-01-09 14:05:15 -0500
  • Basu Singh
    signed 2015-01-08 13:18:16 -0500
  • Rebecca Rouse
    signed 2015-01-07 19:10:33 -0500
  • Rachel Shafer
    signed 2015-01-06 17:29:26 -0500
  • Marissa Emery
    signed 2015-01-04 11:35:32 -0500
  • Kwadwo Bonsu
    signed 2014-12-30 22:57:37 -0500
    Help my friends, nieces, and sisters.!! They cant do it on their on! Help ..
  • Maria Milla
    signed 2014-12-26 23:10:30 -0500