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U.S. House Passes Legislation To Improve Female Birth Data, Promote Legal Rights Of Women

Devex: U.S. House votes to make girls count
“Women and girls in developing countries found support on Capitol Hill, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed Wednesday two pieces of legislation aimed to improve data around female births and encourage more U.S.-funded scholarships for Pakistani women. .. The Girls Count Act of 2014 aims to encourage the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to support programs focused on ‘improved civil registration and vital statistics systems’ so that female births, in particular, will be better recorded in developing countries…” (Igoe, 11/20).