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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812 signatures

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  • Divya Sharma
    signed 2014-09-04 22:01:28 -0400
  • Krupa Modi
    signed 2014-09-04 18:45:01 -0400
  • Nicole Waers
    signed 2014-09-04 15:09:33 -0400
  • David Steve Matthe
    signed 2014-09-04 14:29:28 -0400
    Women and girls should be counted as human beings, collectively men and women are protected in accordance with Human Rights. Women Rights is special to let them get involved in schooling or have their own businesses or vote.
  • Teresa Masia Perales
    signed 2014-09-04 13:25:37 -0400
  • Brock Doemel
    signed 2014-09-02 22:22:34 -0400
  • Alicia Esau
    signed 2014-09-01 06:07:48 -0400
  • Angel Jacabella
    signed 2014-08-31 19:40:28 -0400
    Women need equal rights,not more and certainly not less.
  • Jennifer VanRiper
    signed 2014-08-29 20:58:33 -0400
  • Julia Myers
    signed via 2014-08-28 18:43:01 -0400
  • Juan Cardoza
    signed 2014-08-27 18:33:18 -0400
    Yo creo en el empoderamiento de la mujer desde su infancia. No es la asignación doméstica, es brindar ese espacio de desarrollo integral,pues sur enemiga una mujer exitosa , tendremos hombres de Éxito. Mi esposa Carolina es testimonio de esto.

    The Mentoring un Honduras Team mentors AMENH
  • Anonymous
    signed 2014-08-27 03:49:33 -0400
    ‘’Take responsibility for the life you want to lead. If you don’t design your life, someone else will do it for you.Great leaders are not head-down. They see around corners, shaping their future, not just reacting to it….’’
  • Neema Suntha
    signed 2014-08-26 13:10:05 -0400
    I fully support advocacy for economic empowerment of women
  • Deborah Quashie
    signed 2014-08-25 15:44:34 -0400
    I fully support advocacy for the female gender. It is high time such female discriminations are brought to an end!
  • Jana Hilmi
    signed 2014-08-23 18:24:42 -0400
  • Samantha Hernandez
    signed 2014-08-22 03:02:36 -0400
    Samantha Hernandez
  • Carlos Gamez
    signed 2014-08-21 07:49:46 -0400
  • Asif Khan
    signed 2014-08-19 13:09:20 -0400
  • Elyzabeth Estrada
    signed 2014-08-19 12:28:27 -0400
  • Fatima Malik
    signed 2014-08-17 17:25:08 -0400
  • Sanjeet Bagga
    signed 2014-08-17 11:50:42 -0400
  • Dianne Mana-ay
    signed 2014-08-17 05:30:59 -0400
  • @priyave54488918
    signed 2014-08-16 23:16:30 -0400
  • Imthiyaz R
    signed 2014-08-16 06:15:40 -0400
    NO
  • Shanna Thomas
    signed 2014-08-15 21:08:17 -0400
    The female population is about 50% of the world’s population. Too often many girls are unable to pursue their dreams and goals and too often these dreams and goals are what helps our advancement in civilization. By supporting girls we are creating a precedent for every single person in this world has the opportunity to be an active citizen, domestically and globally, who can benefit our society.
  • Jessica Klyn de Novelo
    signed 2014-08-15 13:25:58 -0400
  • Arushi Agarwal
    signed 2014-08-15 13:00:43 -0400
  • Kathleen Parrinello
    signed 2014-08-15 02:11:10 -0400
  • Casey Merwin
    signed 2014-08-14 16:12:29 -0400
  • sanya arora
    signed 2014-08-14 14:27:06 -0400