Did you know that…
– One in three children under age 5 do not have birth certificates.
– Without documentation, children are often prevented from accessing healthcare and enrolling in school.
Birth certificates also help protect children from human trafficking, child labor, early marriage, and underage conscription into armed forces.
– If passed, the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398) will make it U.S. policy to encourage other countries to ensure that both girls and boys are counted.
Read more about how birth registration can make a difference!