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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 13, 2017 Kristi Hendrickson
Dec 13, 2017 Linda Zanichkowsky
Dec 11, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 9, 2017 Ilse Spiegel
Dec 9, 2017 Barry Katz Women should not be treated as sexual devices.
Dec 9, 2017 Chantal Vagnat
Dec 6, 2017 John OToole
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 30, 2017 Alessia Marzullo No woman deserves violence, support Bright Future in Ethiopia.
Nov 29, 2017 Miriam Amari
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 23, 2017 Rita Waine
Nov 23, 2017 Arleen Barber
Nov 23, 2017 m Levin
Nov 22, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 20, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 20, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 20, 2017 Lori McCracken
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2017 Beveryn Swaim
Nov 17, 2017 Andrey Yushchenko
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2017 Berry Berkel
Nov 10, 2017 Dorothy Hann
Nov 8, 2017 lynne mcgarry
Nov 6, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Nov 3, 2017 jon Slade
Nov 2, 2017 Elizabeth Wolff
Nov 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Jozef Oud Support Bright Future in Ethiopia!
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Liz Pope
Oct 21, 2017 Jennifer Ells
Oct 20, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 20, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2017 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Oct 18, 2017 jane leavitt
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 9, 2017 A. Jade Parker
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 5, 2017 Sandra Tucker
Oct 5, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 5, 2017 Alexandre Pereira

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