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 2016-11-03 20:19:59 -0400
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    Joseph Tran
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    Girls matter and that should be evident in our countries. We are not invisible and we are not unimportant; we are strong.
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    i support this laudable awareness
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  • signed 2016-09-30 07:06:15 -0400
    It is so pain full to say that women has no such rights as men are gaining in Pakistan. Because they are forced to do there work as there husband told them. They have no rights to go out of there homes or to get a job. No doubt media is playing a vital role for elimination of gender difference as well as job rights for the women. There is a need of lot of work to do for eliminating this gender discrimination.
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    MICHAEL ROMANO
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    I can’t wait to join you plp up in this human capacity building through building up our girls and woman in our nation through the grassroots, communitys,and our churchs,if will don’t do that I don’t think we are moving forward or will move forward,I as a nation builder I can’t wait to reach out for you plp as your representative,as I am by his grace a velunntary blood Donor who have use the good heart God have given me to save more than 50 life’s for him I don’t know who they are,I am also a member of 700 club Nig a snr partner in touching lifes pls get back to me as soon as possible As I remain brother Alfred Benjamin God bless you all. +2340864521836 thanks.
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