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The Girls Count Act

act-girls-countDid you know that 51 million children under the age of 5 have no birth certificate or weren’t registered at birth?

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

There’s a solution to make sure more girls around the world are counted – regardless of where they’re born: The Girls Count Act.

Contact your representative today to voice your support for the Girls Count Act, so that all children, especially girls, can receive birth certificates and other forms of identification to set them up for success.

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