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 2016-04-20 13:24:25 -0400
    Yuanzhe Zhuang
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  • signed 2016-04-18 16:17:28 -0400
    Micaela Chamon
  • signed 2016-04-14 06:16:32 -0400
    A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.

    Let’s bring about a change in the world. Please keep signing to extend your helping hand to the thousand girls around the world who do not get recognised. Hope will we soon live in a world of gender equality by the near future.
  • signed 2016-04-11 20:21:04 -0400
  • signed 2016-04-09 00:37:48 -0400
    The gender equality is so important. The UNO initiations has to be educated in the civil society. Hence I would like to educate in cities, sub cities and nations , sub nations in their schools, colleges, universities and iit;s iim’s along with the all communities in the world.
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    Be part of the change in the community
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  • signed 2016-03-15 19:10:41 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-13 15:00:30 -0400
    Numbers count and so should girls indeed.
  • signed 2016-03-12 06:37:15 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-11 20:34:42 -0500
    You did the right thing. Stay blessed.
  • signed 2016-03-10 15:55:52 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-09 19:23:43 -0500
    Sara Acosta
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  • signed 2016-02-21 11:17:56 -0500
    Sara Mora