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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


Aug 23, 2017 Max Edgar
Aug 23, 2017 Janette Klein
Aug 21, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 19, 2017 Pam Botts
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 14, 2017 Margo Salone
Aug 12, 2017 Amy Chevalier
Aug 12, 2017 Jason Wood
Aug 11, 2017 Christine Gutkowski
Aug 10, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Aug 9, 2017 Dawn Williams
Aug 9, 2017 Julaine Morley
Aug 9, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 8, 2017 Nanette Helscher
Aug 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2017 Dewey Jackson
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2017 Bonnie Farmer
Aug 1, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Aug 1, 2017 Bob Brucker
Jul 29, 2017 Marilyn Santos
Jul 29, 2017 Jeannie Dixon
Jul 28, 2017 Celia saunders
Jul 27, 2017 Angela Hembroff
Jul 24, 2017 Serenella Castri
Jul 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jul 23, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 23, 2017 refhan irtem
Jul 23, 2017 brent hale
Jul 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Jul 23, 2017 Lori Authelet
Jul 23, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 23, 2017 Jolie Graf
Jul 22, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 21, 2017 Helena Miller 3 cheers for the Bright Future Program!
Jul 19, 2017 Elizabeth Urban This is creating a Hell on Earth for your fellow Human Beings. What can we do to stop this? WISE UP!!
Jul 19, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2017 Kate Gualtieri
Jul 11, 2017 Donna Goode
Jul 10, 2017 William McDavid
Jul 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2017 tiffany dellaria
Jul 5, 2017 Pamela Babcock
Jul 5, 2017 Alicja Bożek
Jun 30, 2017 Xenia Edvinsson
Jun 29, 2017 Nicolette Stan
Jun 28, 2017 Stefano Fuschetto
Jun 26, 2017 Kimberley Duve

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