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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  • 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.
  • Avinash Pandey
    signed 2017-08-18 14:39:23 -0400
    GENDER EQUALITY’- IT’s a unwanted issue which is faced & still facing by many countries from long decades. which leads NON-DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY,

    UNEMPLOYMENT & MANY MORE ASPECTS.

    GOVERNMENT of worldwide should be imposing strict rules in favour of women”s education, including there well being development which reflects the sign of

    "INTEGRITY’ among humanity.
  • Gabrielle Vennitti
    signed 2017-08-14 21:25:03 -0400
  • Aryan Tashahood
    signed 2017-08-08 02:00:15 -0400
  • natalia pop
    signed via 2017-07-21 02:56:18 -0400
  • Sydney Kamen
    signed 2017-07-17 23:08:14 -0400
    Thank you for passing the Girls Count Act!
  • Wailin Danieley
    signed 2017-07-13 20:36:59 -0400
  • Neelam Bhalla
    signed 2017-07-11 13:53:40 -0400
  • Takhmina Tursunbai kyzy
    signed 2017-07-08 20:44:00 -0400
  • Sabrina Tucker
    signed 2017-07-08 07:25:41 -0400
  • Kate Hughes
    signed 2017-07-07 16:53:00 -0400
  • Gianni Marcel
    signed 2017-07-06 19:51:22 -0400
  • Alexandra Abreu Boria
    signed 2017-07-06 16:17:11 -0400
  • Jason Rodriguez
    signed 2017-07-06 04:46:05 -0400
  • Melissa Ruiz
    signed 2017-06-26 05:47:54 -0400
  • Arin Nicole Trainor
    signed 2017-06-14 14:05:32 -0400
  • Min Yu
    signed via 2017-06-13 01:08:12 -0400
  • Lisa Blackwell
    signed 2017-06-09 16:44:16 -0400
  • Maggie Sanchez
    signed via 2017-06-05 22:33:41 -0400
  • Wai Lee Wenley Ip
    signed 2017-05-28 16:11:19 -0400
  • Samantha Rocco
    signed 2017-05-17 17:26:59 -0400
  • Emely Astacio
    signed 2017-05-16 06:00:09 -0400
  • Kamryn Green
    signed 2017-05-15 22:39:25 -0400
  • fatma zohra messous
    signed 2017-05-15 11:13:26 -0400
  • Ariana Yarna
    signed 2017-05-10 16:51:04 -0400
    Girls have been shadowed and in the dark for so long, no young girls’ mind should be devalued or viewed as less than that of any man. In signing a revolutionary Act to take one step further in helping our girls around the world, we are helping our planet thrive and prosper in the process.