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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 28, 2014 Elisabeth Burleigh
Jul 25, 2014 Jodi Griffin
Jul 25, 2014 Janice Fender
Jul 24, 2014 Carmen Williams
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 24, 2014 Sharon Weidensaul Please support the Bright Future program. Thank you for your compassion.
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 22, 2014 Katrina Monarchi
Jul 22, 2014 Amy Pierfederici
Jul 21, 2014 Renate Weinhappl
Jul 20, 2014 lanisha caine
Jul 20, 2014 Zoë Engle
Jul 19, 2014 Moira Rowan
Jul 18, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2014 Sarah Axler
Jul 17, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 17, 2014 Susan Jeavons Women are not property!They deserve an education and the freedom to safely pursue their dreams!
Jul 16, 2014 Tom & Jeanne Waliczek Please support this program and help prevent violence against women. These are (y)our daughters. Please save them? God bless you.
Jul 16, 2014 Jimmy Cira
Jul 16, 2014 Jennifer Walters
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) share the peace
Jul 15, 2014 Carla Winger
Jul 15, 2014 Krista Ravenscraft
Jul 15, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Jul 15, 2014 Suzan Ward
Jul 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2014 Megan Speight
Jul 13, 2014 misha handwerker
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

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