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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817 signatures

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  • Teh Siew Yee
    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.
  • Melissa Toussaint
    signed 2017-11-15 23:55:31 -0500
  • Julia Sheehan-Klenk
    signed 2017-11-12 22:59:06 -0500
  • Neha Pawaskar
    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…
  • Ankita Urunkar
    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.
  • elianny ojeda
    signed 2017-11-02 09:30:54 -0400
  • Grant Swonk
    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.
  • aminetou khaled
    signed 2017-10-30 15:16:55 -0400
  • Faatiha Aayat
    signed 2017-10-27 09:55:14 -0400
  • Rolanda Smalls
    signed 2017-10-23 14:16:22 -0400
    The United Nations Association of the United States of America – Clemson Chapter supports the mission of the UN! Especially in regards to empowering girls and women!
  • Khadijah Davis
    signed 2017-10-23 11:56:55 -0400
  • kayo beshir
    signed 2017-10-18 19:37:37 -0400
  • Johnae Logan
    signed 2017-10-09 03:02:58 -0400
  • Adriana Bowen
    signed 2017-10-06 23:41:38 -0400
  • Ina Bhoopalam
    signed 2017-10-06 22:30:21 -0400
  • Aima Arogundade
    signed 2017-10-05 17:30:56 -0400
  • Karis Cho
    signed 2017-10-04 12:45:02 -0400
    Karis Cho
  • Jennifer Shin
    signed 2017-09-29 14:52:45 -0400
  • Faline Jett
    signed 2017-09-26 23:54:47 -0400
  • Zenia Adiwijaya
    signed 2017-09-24 20:52:36 -0400
  • Isaac Kestral
    signed 2017-09-21 14:18:23 -0400
  • Leteria Bailey
    signed via 2017-09-15 15:08:08 -0400
    Leteria Bailey
  • Lindsey Reid
    signed 2017-09-15 14:47:48 -0400
  • Erica Lyon
    signed 2017-09-12 22:45:54 -0400
  • Osee Romeo Lieberman
    signed via 2017-09-11 12:00:31 -0400
    ""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""
  • Joelis Paula
    signed 2017-09-05 20:54:19 -0400
  • Gina Penuelas
    signed 2017-08-31 01:51:23 -0400
  • Arshnoor Grewal
    signed 2017-08-29 21:13:04 -0400
  • Juwayria Hussein
    signed 2017-08-20 21:26:24 -0400
    I really want to be able to volunteer and be apart of supporting girls and women.
  • Richard Brown
    signed 2017-08-20 20:33:54 -0400
    I am happy to be a partner.