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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


Sep 18, 2014 Theresa Leach
Sep 17, 2014 Karin Borjesson
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Theresa Stowe We must fight the tyranny against women throughout the World. It's their fundamental right as human beings to be equal to their male counterparts!
Sep 16, 2014 Karen Remnant A bright future for all Ethiopian women! It's a basic human right.
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 June Ginger
Sep 14, 2014 Gayle JACKSON
Sep 14, 2014 Sarah Morin
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Michael Schimmel
Sep 12, 2014 Olga Titova
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 Christabelle Vella
Sep 11, 2014 Susan Smith
Sep 10, 2014 Karen Barnes
Sep 10, 2014 Lauri Rogers
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 Joel Quaintance
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
Sep 9, 2014 Patricia Kellen
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 Kathleen Duason
Sep 7, 2014 Mark Aziz
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Sep 4, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Sep 4, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Sep 4, 2014 Kerstin Probst
Sep 4, 2014 Gunn Flobergsete
Sep 4, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Sep 4, 2014 jocelyne fazekas
Sep 4, 2014 Nicole Pans
Sep 2, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 HEBE MARTORELLA
Aug 28, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 24, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 22, 2014 Esther García de Diego
Aug 21, 2014 Gonzalo Carpio
Aug 21, 2014 Mirjam Saenger
Aug 21, 2014 Beth Guynn Please continue this important program.
Aug 21, 2014 Robert Petermann

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