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A dangerous catch-22 plagues many Ethiopian girls today: they must choose between marriage before the age of 16 or face intense manual labor and sexual slavery if they leave home. It's a life doomed for violence and injustice. But these girls don't have to suffer.

The Bright Future program, or Biruh Tesfa in Amharic, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia helps low-income women and girls become assimilated into society by providing them academic education, life skills, and reproductive education. Mentors help the girls realize their true potential in society.

Sign the petition telling UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon the Bright Future Program is a monumental step in preventing violence against women.

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Dear Secretary Ban,

I am writing to express my support of the Bright Future program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In a region where violence, both physical and sexual, runs rampant, we need programs such as these to support women who need help.

Many girls in Ethiopia today face grim prognoses for their futures; women are often forced into intensive manual labor or sold off for sex in the sex trade. The best way to combat these horrible realities is to educate those who are at risk. The more information, assistance, and support we can provide these women, the more equipped they will be to recognize where there might be potential violence and to plan accordingly.

The Bright Future program is helping countless women escape from a bleak fate and become productive citizens in society. Please support Bright Future, and make all violence against women a thing of the past.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 10, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Sabrina Simington
Jul 8, 2014 George Theobald
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 8, 2014 Amy Tray
Jul 6, 2014 Randall Bong Bright Future's for all.
Jul 5, 2014 Terry Fuller
Jul 4, 2014 Agata Chromcewicz
Jul 4, 2014 Judi Staublin
Jul 3, 2014 Jeffrey Freilich
Jul 3, 2014 ABBAS ALI ARIF
Jul 3, 2014 ABBAS ALI ARIF
Jul 3, 2014 Jerry Reddick
Jul 2, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jul 2, 2014 Anna Mazzocchi
Jul 2, 2014 Melissa Rodriguez
Jul 2, 2014 Cathy Thomas
Jul 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2014 Lara Kütz
Jun 29, 2014 gwendolyn suvanlli
Jun 28, 2014 Angela Doskocil
Jun 28, 2014 Heath MacLaren Only when women are strong, safe and happy can a family be the same men who abuse women are not strong they are weaker and cowardly this does not promote prosperous families.
Jun 28, 2014 Brad Miller
Jun 28, 2014 Frances La Grange
Jun 28, 2014 Nancy Bickford-Jordan
Jun 28, 2014 Laura Young
Jun 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2014 Susan Rubin
Jun 27, 2014 Chaya Lander
Jun 27, 2014 Hilary Evans Anything that reduces violence against women is justice
Jun 26, 2014 Renata Marroum
Jun 26, 2014 Naomi Curtis
Jun 26, 2014 hafida kebli
Jun 25, 2014 janet t mason
Jun 25, 2014 Theresa Tzitzira
Jun 25, 2014 Alejandra Dixon
Jun 25, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Jun 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2014 kim michaels
Jun 24, 2014 Juanita Montano
Jun 24, 2014 t a
Jun 24, 2014 Nina Morales
Jun 24, 2014 Susan Brandt
Jun 23, 2014 Yolanda Negron

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