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 2018-01-26 15:29:08 -0500
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    Kymberlyn Lacy
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  • signed 2018-01-07 12:41:23 -0500
    Giselle E Garcia
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  • signed 2017-12-01 19:47:36 -0500
    I’m Krystell I have 10 years old and I want do something for help a girl in South American where they have to walk a lot for go to school.I’m dancing, sing and play piano too. Thanks
  • signed 2017-11-18 02:11:14 -0500
    When women can work with men in leadership, women can prove they have an ability so we should encourage women involve in every aspect in social. I have implemented it. I always give suggestion for Malaysia government and US Presidents.
  • signed 2017-11-15 23:55:31 -0500
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  • signed 2017-11-10 00:39:19 -0500
    I want to help those little girls with dreams to grow up and become women with great visions…
  • signed 2017-11-10 00:32:08 -0500
    I’m a girl and I know how girls are facing the problems based on inequality. Girls have been facing problems not only on inequality but are also being harassed mainly because she is a female. Why are women only seen as a body for sexual pleasure, reproducing children and just looking after children? Why are only males given opportunities that the females have been declined to? Are women only on this planet for men’s pleasures and reproduction? We need to help women be recognized for what she truly is and what are her capabilities.

    I want to help girls and women all over the world who have been denied their rights and help them grow.
  • signed 2017-11-02 09:30:54 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-31 15:05:07 -0400
    The society I, and my generational peers, support is that in which all identities and genders are given fair and equitable representation and opportunity. No longer will injustice be tolerated.
  • signed 2017-10-30 15:16:55 -0400