Girls Count

 

It seems simple: girls should count, and yet millions of girls around the world have no birth certificate or weren't registered at birth. In fact, nearly 230 million children under five have never been registered. 

When a girl is denied a birth certificate, she becomes an invisible member of society. Lack of documentation can prevent a girl from going to school, getting a job later in life, and denies her access to health and social services. 

There’s a solution to make sure more girls around the world – regardless of where they’re born – are counted just like everyone else: The Girls Count Act. We need your help to make sure this bill gets the support it deserves. Take action today and tell your Senate member to support the Girls Count Act.


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You were born to be heard. So why are you whispering? We need your help getting the word out and social media is your megaphone. Encourage your friends and family to support the Girls Count Act by sharing these messages on Twitter and Facebook!

Twitter

When a girl is denied a birth certificate, she becomes an invisible member of society. Support the #GirlsCount Act: GirlUp.org/GirlsCount 

Every year 51 million children under 5 aren't registered at birth. RT if you believe #girlscount Girlup.org/GirlsCount

Facebook

What if you didn't know when your birthday was? What if your government didn't know you existed? What if you weren't counted at all? This is a reality for millions of girls around the world. Here’s how you can take action with @GirlUp: Girlup.org/GirlsCount

When a girl is denied a birth certificate, she becomes an invisible member of society. Be an advocate for girls around the world so that they can go to school, have access to health services, vote, and be counted. Support the Girls Count Act with @GirlUp: Girlup.org/GirlsCount 

How does advocacy work? Advocacy can be kinda confusing. Check out our infographic to learn how your actions will help girls count around the world.
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