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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


Jan 16, 2018 Douglas Krueger
Jan 16, 2018 Alba Chamorro
Jan 15, 2018 Sara Graziosa
Jan 15, 2018 stephanie rohmer
Jan 15, 2018 Animae Chi
Jan 15, 2018 Barbara Vieira
Jan 15, 2018 Erik Bjarnar
Jan 15, 2018 paulo reeson
Jan 15, 2018 Erika Somlai
Jan 15, 2018 mike robertson
Jan 15, 2018 jeanne rogers
Jan 15, 2018 Kalliope M.
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth McGowan
Jan 15, 2018 Ben Oscar Andersson
Jan 11, 2018 Jennifer Valentino
Jan 11, 2018 Tara Spires
Jan 11, 2018 Marie Perry
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2018 Ileana Burnett
Jan 10, 2018 Jo Mosley
Jan 9, 2018 Paola DeCastro
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2018 Carolyn Balls
Dec 31, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Dec 26, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 23, 2017 Janice Matthews
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 21, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Dec 18, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2017 Pat Churchman
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

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