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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    Woman deserve their opportunities.
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    Thank you for putting us one step forward into a positive future.
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    A great initiative, even in India we at Indian National Bar Association is taking such initiative as a youth. We have an only active law students body in India.


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    SAHIL CHOPRA

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    Indian National Bar Association (INBA)

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    As a young teenage girl, I believe that all women have the right to an equal education to men.
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    THIS IS THE BEST OPTION DOING THE BEST POSSIBLE THING
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    Stay strong girls, you are part of our future.
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    We are all invited to build peace social development and human stability around the world supporting the ten commandments of God to stop violence and crimes in the human society.
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