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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

Dec 28, 2014 Denise Allen
Dec 28, 2014 Lynn Miller Stop treating women like property instead of human beings. disgusting
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards
Dec 26, 2014 karen watton
Dec 25, 2014 Heather Ruckman
Dec 25, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 24, 2014 melissa miller
Dec 23, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Haydee Felsovanyi
Dec 17, 2014 Dana Miranda
Dec 17, 2014 Margaret Goscilo Please help these girls to a brighter future.
Dec 15, 2014 Angela Desmond
Dec 11, 2014 annette florence
Dec 11, 2014 Rebeca Rauda
Dec 8, 2014 Lynn Webber
Dec 7, 2014 Donna Enders
Dec 7, 2014 Dina Mattas
Dec 5, 2014 samantha jordan
Dec 5, 2014 Esta Maltz
Dec 5, 2014 Linda Venditti
Dec 3, 2014 Joseph Dewiel
Dec 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 Lisa Mahan
Dec 2, 2014 Sheena Warren
Dec 2, 2014 Maverine Whitehurst
Dec 2, 2014 Spence Carlisle
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 2, 2014 Deanna Miller
Nov 29, 2014 Kathryn Morse
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2014 Nicole Montgomery
Nov 22, 2014 susan jacob
Nov 21, 2014 Nanlouise Wolfe
Nov 21, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 20, 2014 Rheo Cocek
Nov 19, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 18, 2014 Ruth Singer
Nov 18, 2014 Kelly Inviere
Nov 18, 2014 Tanya Lyders
Nov 16, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Nov 15, 2014 Giuliana Gasparini
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 15, 2014 Marco Aurélio T. Fernandes
Nov 14, 2014 Betty Lininger
Nov 14, 2014 Ileana Rive

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