Congress Passes Girls Count Act
On June 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Girls Count Act, legislation which will support programs in developing countries to improve birth registration and promote policies that prevent discrimination against girls. The U.S. Senate previously passed the legislation, which now heads to President Obama’s desk to sign. When a girl is counted by her government, there is a greater chance that she will have access to education, health, and social services, and later in life be able to vote, work, and own property.
Learn more about the Girls Count Act.