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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  • michael romano
    signed via 2016-09-29 17:28:49 -0400
    MICHAEL ROMANO
  • Treicy Villalona
    signed 2016-09-29 16:47:05 -0400
  • Ana Barreto
    signed 2016-09-29 11:14:46 -0400
  • Benjamin Alfred Onyemeri
    signed via 2016-09-27 04:24:07 -0400
    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.
  • Julia Ramirez Avalos`
    signed 2016-09-26 15:58:09 -0400
  • Gloria Mwiseneza
    signed 2016-09-24 19:58:49 -0400
  • Angela Abadir
    signed 2016-09-22 12:26:21 -0400
  • Carmen Koffi
    signed 2016-09-20 10:16:35 -0400
  • Anushree Vaidya
    signed 2016-09-15 06:39:03 -0400
  • Yolanda Cheng
    signed 2016-09-08 16:32:05 -0400
  • Stevanna Daniel
    signed 2016-09-01 14:59:39 -0400
  • linur erdan
    signed 2016-09-01 09:31:32 -0400
  • sofia sears
    signed 2016-08-30 23:42:50 -0400
  • Ashley Walker
    signed 2016-08-30 15:05:20 -0400
  • Johanna Rossi
    signed 2016-08-29 09:13:42 -0400
  • Shela Usadi
    signed 2016-08-24 16:44:47 -0400
  • Kayla Parker
    signed 2016-08-18 13:34:37 -0400
  • Lenny Esquivel
    signed 2016-08-15 10:35:06 -0400
  • Chelsea Riley
    signed 2016-08-11 20:34:15 -0400
  • Kailey Tobin
    signed 2016-08-11 00:28:35 -0400
    I would like to thank all of you so much for your direct involvement in passing the Girls Count Act. This unprecendented policy will undoubtebly change lives of millions of girls everywhere!
  • Radhesh GantiMahapatruni
    signed 2016-08-08 13:56:03 -0400
  • Alexis Newton
    signed 2016-08-04 19:41:28 -0400
  • Haley Wells
    signed 2016-08-02 14:41:35 -0400
  • Grace Wickerson
    signed 2016-07-28 20:09:10 -0400
  • Jill Christianson
    signed 2016-07-26 14:04:04 -0400
  • Tamara Almuzian
    signed 2016-07-22 06:51:27 -0400
  • Marieme Diop
    signed 2016-07-20 14:54:47 -0400
    No girl anywhere should ever be counted out!
  • jingyi you
    signed 2016-07-12 14:34:53 -0400
  • Zunaira Bibi
    signed 2016-07-12 13:53:29 -0400
    I AM SEEKING AN INTERNSHIP. PLEASE, HELP.
  • Jahel Serrano
    signed 2016-07-11 01:22:03 -0400