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. 

Who's signing

813 signatures

Thank Your Members of Congress for Passing the Girls Count Act

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  • Thomas Gotelli
    signed 2014-12-24 15:16:41 -0500
    Let me know what I can do, to help empower girls and women in there advancement.
  • Ashish Shrivastava
    signed 2014-12-20 08:40:47 -0500
    Sending Girls Count Act to #GivingTuesday as

  • Purvang Panchal
    signed 2014-12-19 11:30:13 -0500
    I appreciate the UN to encourage young supporters or members to take a step ahead in the Girls Count Act and will also take part in this to urge the senator to pass the Girls Count Act.
  • Jacquelyn Richards
    signed 2014-12-18 10:44:01 -0500
  • Lissette Wright
    signed 2014-12-16 12:43:38 -0500
    Numbers count. So should girls!!!
  • Ashley Semiche
    signed 2014-12-14 20:17:28 -0500
  • Mary Kathryn Ayers
    signed via 2014-12-09 14:31:47 -0500
  • Afeez Ojo
    signed 2014-12-05 23:19:58 -0500
  • Alisa Choubay
    signed 2014-12-03 14:15:40 -0500
  • Amelia Dogan
    signed 2014-11-30 20:13:31 -0500
  • Tabassum Adnan
    signed 2014-11-29 01:15:13 -0500
    i am already working and lobbying wit the senators ,legislators for women and young girls rights
  • Abdiqani Abdi
    signed via 2014-11-28 13:26:53 -0500
    Strong support
  • Aastha Chopra
    signed 2014-11-28 12:24:14 -0500
  • Yew-Ling Chin
    signed 2014-11-27 08:24:44 -0500
  • rucha newalkar
    signed 2014-11-27 01:21:49 -0500
    I sincerely support the girls count act and urge to accomplish it.
  • Purvang Panchal
    signed 2014-11-26 04:25:55 -0500
    yes i will sign and urge my senator to step up against women inequality and empowerment.we all are human beings born to help each other to achieve their own motives hence all human beings whether girl,women or men,boys we all are equal
  • Siobhan Finnerty
    signed 2014-11-25 20:30:45 -0500
    Young girls, along with boys, are the leaders of the future. Everyone should have the same ability to be an active member in society, for every person is able to bring the issues of different minorities to the attention of the world. Women should not be an exception to this. Women and men are both human, and neither is greater than the other. They are of equal importance on the global scale. The ideas and beliefs of both work off of one another, benefitting global society.
  • Brianna Tran
    signed 2014-11-16 22:43:13 -0500
  • Isuri Wijesundara
    signed 2014-11-15 21:57:35 -0500
    Calling someone a “girl” or a “boy” is just a form of identifying an individual as to what category of "human’ they belong to. This does not mean that one is given priority over the other. Every human being born onto this planet has the right to live, and has the right to be considered important.
  • Rediate Bizuneh
    signed 2014-11-14 01:00:37 -0500
  • Lena Grimm
    signed 2014-11-13 18:51:54 -0500
  • Stacey Ferreira
    signed 2014-11-11 14:16:01 -0500
  • Abel Bishop Herbert
    signed 2014-11-06 19:08:25 -0500
    Child Basic and Mother Care Initiative is committed to the girl child education and empowerment
  • francis kabeta
    signed 2014-11-03 09:05:55 -0500
  • Eunice Rean Samonte
    signed 2014-10-26 13:41:51 -0400
    i always believe that all women and girls should be treated equally with love and respect.
  • James Zheng
    signed 2014-10-25 19:15:38 -0400
    They’re people too: Man, Woman, Boy, Girl, Elder, Child. And they have Natural Rights of Life, Liberty, and Property- too.
  • Natalie Himmel
    signed 2014-10-24 14:18:32 -0400
  • Winston Tsai
    signed via 2014-10-23 22:29:43 -0400
  • Natalie Douglas
    signed via 2014-10-23 20:30:24 -0400
  • Summer Winkler
    signed 2014-10-21 10:31:17 -0400