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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 18, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 17, 2017 Linda Romero
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Sanseri
Jan 16, 2017 Susan Sillars
Jan 15, 2017 Muriel Servaege
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Jan 8, 2017 Nancy Lewis
Jan 7, 2017 Tracy Birrell
Jan 6, 2017 Rachel Hardy
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Jan 6, 2017 Beverly Leath
Jan 6, 2017 Rogi Rogic
Jan 6, 2017 Teresa Wlosowicz
Jan 5, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 4, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 4, 2017 Cindy Hoyle
Jan 4, 2017 Amy Walters
Jan 4, 2017 Jacqueline Clare
Jan 4, 2017 Anthony Charles
Jan 3, 2017 Natalir Godbout
Jan 3, 2017 Mariana Lukacova
Jan 2, 2017 Leslie Pfost
Jan 2, 2017 Jamie Neal
Jan 1, 2017 Petra Jones
Jan 1, 2017 Daisy Mancia
Jan 1, 2017 Iva Turato
Dec 31, 2016 Cindy Brown
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Dec 29, 2016 Debi Benenati
Dec 29, 2016 Lynne Pateman
Dec 28, 2016 Cecilia Tanaka
Dec 27, 2016 Sidra Lackey
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Dec 21, 2016 Catherine Livingston
Dec 21, 2016 Sasha Verhoeve
Dec 20, 2016 Dorothy Henry
Dec 18, 2016 Toni Tempel Navarro
Dec 18, 2016 Helen Fisher
Dec 15, 2016 M B
Dec 15, 2016 Claudia Köhler
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Dec 4, 2016 Paula Lewis
Dec 3, 2016 julian zrnic
Dec 1, 2016 Sarah Mac Crossan
Nov 29, 2016 Holly Williams
Nov 29, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Nov 27, 2016 Lydia Lafferty
Nov 24, 2016 Sissel Frettim

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