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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


Apr 20, 2014 Bina Israni
Apr 20, 2014 Janice Thompson
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Vikram Seetharaman
Apr 19, 2014 Bjorn Skarbo
Apr 19, 2014 jane hughes
Apr 19, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Apr 18, 2014 marilu hernandez
Apr 18, 2014 Sue Chard
Apr 18, 2014 vickie Wetherill
Apr 18, 2014 Marie LePage
Apr 18, 2014 Carol Consolantis
Apr 18, 2014 Charisse Wise
Apr 18, 2014 Vicki Hambrick
Apr 18, 2014 Bob Brucker
Apr 18, 2014 Bridget Hinojosa
Apr 18, 2014 Kerry Avenell
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Rex
Apr 18, 2014 rhonda Ricks
Apr 17, 2014 Azaria Habtemariam
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 16, 2014 judi donahue
Apr 15, 2014 susan morris- jackson
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 13, 2014 Barbara Thomas
Apr 12, 2014 brenda robinson
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Petersen
Apr 8, 2014 Julie Martin
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut
Apr 8, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Apr 8, 2014 ruben Israel knoll
Apr 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2014 jackie mutz please let me know how i can hep,besides a signature or money.
Apr 5, 2014 Carly Caldwell
Apr 4, 2014 Graeme Collie
Apr 3, 2014 Kathleen Serrano
Apr 3, 2014 Julie Botsch
Apr 3, 2014 Jordi Estruells Chirivella
Apr 2, 2014 Leigh Daubock
Apr 2, 2014 Nadia Lloyd
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 Yolanda Figueroa
Apr 1, 2014 Dawn DiBlasi
Apr 1, 2014 Irène Kumar
Apr 1, 2014 Glory Urbina
Apr 1, 2014 janice winstanley
Apr 1, 2014 mercy myers
Mar 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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