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Providing Identity To Those Without Birth Certificates

The Big Picture

Goal: $100,000
  $0 raised
Around the world almost 230 million girls and boys under the age of 5 are effectively invisible because their births haven't been registered.

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 85 million of these children, while 135 million live in Asia and the Pacific.

In 2012, 57 million infants (4 out of 10 babies delivered worldwide) were not registered with civil authorities.

Birth registration is a fundamental right that allows a child to more easily:

* access social services, such as education and health care
* prove who and how old they are, helping to protect against child labor and child marriage
* have a national identity, making it easier to fight abuse and child trafficking.

Since 2005, we have helped register 40 million children and influenced laws in 10 countries so that 153 million more can enjoy the rights to a birth certificate.

Impact of Your Donation

Millions of births go unrecorded every year?in a sense, these children are invisible. Your gift will ensure that a child receives a birth certificate so that he or she can get access to healthcare, go to school, and be protected from exploitation.

Impact Areas

Focus Areas: Children, Education, Human Rights, Poverty, Gender & Equality
Countries Served: India

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