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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


May 24, 2017 katharine odell
May 22, 2017 pearl wheeler
May 22, 2017 maggie weatherbee
May 21, 2017 Raleigh koritz
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 PAULA VILCHES
May 16, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
May 15, 2017 Dawn Ward-Doma
May 15, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
May 15, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
May 15, 2017 Artur Xavier
May 15, 2017 brsd bloch
May 15, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
May 13, 2017 Melissa Suarez
May 8, 2017 Steven Schueller
May 8, 2017 Carol Stout Please help end this horrid atrocity immediately. No one deserves to be forced in to manual labor or sold as a sex slave.
May 8, 2017 Haydee Oquendo
May 8, 2017 Janice Bellenghi
May 8, 2017 amanda curry
May 8, 2017 Susan Crane
May 8, 2017 Lacey Smith
May 8, 2017 L'cinda Scott-McCall
May 8, 2017 Dottie Viar
May 8, 2017 Judy Nelson
May 8, 2017 Marie-Laure Abrioux
May 8, 2017 robert swift
May 8, 2017 Mandy Barre Bright Future is a good program and can help young women so much.
May 8, 2017 maria lotempio
May 8, 2017 Linda K Swift
May 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2017 Carol Hagarty
May 8, 2017 Cheryl E
May 8, 2017 Kathryn Mensah Please help to give these girls a brighter future and options for education.
May 8, 2017 David Sakho
May 8, 2017 Andy Jeffreys
May 8, 2017 Diana Aylward
May 8, 2017 L.June Robinson
May 8, 2017 Deb Jeffreys
May 8, 2017 theresa morris
May 8, 2017 Lise Gijsen
May 8, 2017 Karen Anderson
May 8, 2017 Callie Riley
May 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2017 Brandy Schumacher
May 8, 2017 Alyss Sanner
May 8, 2017 April Eversole
May 8, 2017 PJ Boyce
May 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2017 Alexander Grovic-Rauenzahn

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