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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


Sep 30, 2016 Mary-Kay Jones
Sep 28, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Sep 27, 2016 Ebony Hairston
Sep 27, 2016 Alison Tyler
Sep 27, 2016 André Henrique Bacci
Sep 27, 2016 John Little
Sep 27, 2016 Karen Dietz
Sep 26, 2016 joan labow
Sep 24, 2016 Susan Ellis I strongly support women's rights in Ethiopia. It long past time that women's oppression is stopped in Ethiopia, especially the practice of female circumcision and the lack of women's rights in general.
Sep 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2016 Denise Plymale
Sep 21, 2016 Mary Harris
Sep 19, 2016 Urszula Styczek
Sep 19, 2016 Dot Swiegers
Sep 18, 2016 Patrizia Lazzeri The Bright Future Program is a monumental step in preventing violence against women. You have a unique opportunity to show your countrymen & the world the right way to protect ALL the women in Ethiopia. PLEASE HELP THEM!!
Sep 18, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Sep 18, 2016 Savannah Hawkins
Sep 18, 2016 Kathryn Fenn
Sep 18, 2016 Deborah Parker
Sep 17, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 17, 2016 nina jacob
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
Sep 16, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Sep 16, 2016 Sara Garcia
Sep 15, 2016 Lauren Clayton
Sep 15, 2016 Mary Roehrig
Sep 15, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Sep 15, 2016 Barbara Gale
Sep 15, 2016 Gloriana Roig
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Katie Stansell
Sep 13, 2016 Kim Holec
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 12, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Sep 9, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Sep 9, 2016 Julia Russo
Sep 7, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Sep 6, 2016 Linda Lee
Sep 4, 2016 Virgil Pauls
Sep 3, 2016 Joy Edwards
Sep 3, 2016 Melanie Dammann
Sep 3, 2016 mike lyons
Sep 1, 2016 Ken Stein
Sep 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) No More Violence For Ethiopian Women!!!
Sep 1, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Aug 31, 2016 Vivian Le
Aug 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2016 Judith Vincent
Aug 25, 2016 Wendy Turner
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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