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In sub-Saharan Africa, where close to 23 million people are infected with HIV, women are in great need of family planning assistance.

Women comprise the majority of individuals living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and we need to provide better family planning and prevention resources to these women so that they can avoid pregnancy and stop the further spread of the disease.

Many women do not want to continue having children, but lack the necessary knowledge and tools to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

President Obama has made clear his intentions to fight AIDS throughout his presidency — so let's hold him to his promise. Ask that he direct increased funding to family planning in sub-Saharan Africa so that we can continue striving toward eradicating AIDS.

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Dear President Obama,

Throughout your presidency, you have continuously stated your commitment to combating AIDS worldwide. Right now is as good a time as ever for you to stand strong to that promise.

Right now, almost 23 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with HIV — and a significant portion of that number is attributed to children. Women, however, comprise the largest subset in that group, making up 60 percent.

Sadly, women in this region do not have easy access to family planning tools that would help them avoid passing HIV along to their partners or their unborn children. That's why we need to step up our efforts to providing these women with resources they can use to prevent further spread of the disease.

Please honor your promises to fight AIDS and direct more funding to family planning resources in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Feb 25, 2015 JAQUELINE Madeira
Feb 24, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Feb 24, 2015 Criss Sledge
Feb 24, 2015 Linda McEachron-Taylor
Feb 24, 2015 Alison Zacharis
Feb 24, 2015 Evette Mumford
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Feb 13, 2015 Klaudia Abramowicz
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead
Feb 10, 2015 Barbara Vinson To care for their families, women must be empowered with education and choices.
Feb 10, 2015 Lynn Webber
Feb 10, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Feb 10, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Feb 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2015 Karen Holli
Feb 5, 2015 Suzie Stoltz
Feb 5, 2015 Joan Christensen
Feb 5, 2015 Alexandre Pereira
Feb 5, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2015 Corinne Svalmark Thank you for helping women around the world
Feb 5, 2015 ashley erdmann
Feb 5, 2015 Gaye Smith
Feb 5, 2015 Floyd Powell
Feb 5, 2015 keith mccarthy
Feb 5, 2015 Laura Dietrich
Feb 4, 2015 Marion Friedl
Feb 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2015 Cara Galluzzo I appreciate you and all your administration has done to improve this country.
Jan 27, 2015 Rebecca Tarr
Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 Lisa Porter And may the barrier of religion step aside...
Jan 19, 2015 c c
Jan 19, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Jan 19, 2015 Lyudmyla Andrukhova
Jan 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 15, 2015 Susan Martin
Jan 14, 2015 Margie Carroll
Jan 14, 2015 Dale Gelfand
Jan 10, 2015 Josilene Nascimento
Jan 9, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 Carla Winger

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