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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 26, 2018 JOY BRYN
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 20, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 20, 2018 alan harper
May 17, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 17, 2018 Danuta Baziuk Where do you get these petitions.Banki-moon is not the Secretary General of the UN.How old are these petitions
May 16, 2018 Elizabeth Weiner
May 15, 2018 Judith Anderson
May 14, 2018 Susan Fisher
May 14, 2018 Rodolfo Sanchez
May 14, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 14, 2018 Jamie Pauline
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 10, 2018 Liz Menges
May 8, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
May 5, 2018 Janine Vinton
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Leslie Scott
May 3, 2018 Lane Page
May 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 29, 2018 robert dowling
Apr 24, 2018 Annamaria Venditti
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 23, 2018 Tina Behla
Apr 22, 2018 Ananya Boonyarattaphun
Apr 20, 2018 mesut subası
Apr 20, 2018 Monica Rivara
Apr 20, 2018 Kay Fisher
Apr 20, 2018 Roxana Moya
Apr 20, 2018 SANDRY SAMPER
Apr 20, 2018 Αγγελική Βλαχοπούλου
Apr 20, 2018 Albeniz Pérez
Apr 20, 2018 Sanand Dilip
Apr 20, 2018 Liliana fiorinl
Apr 19, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Apr 19, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Apr 19, 2018 Samantha Wilson
Apr 18, 2018 Amy Weise
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2018 Monica Ollendorff
Apr 17, 2018 richard wupperman
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Apr 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 lLeslie Shellberg
Apr 4, 2018 Cynthia Hammell
Mar 26, 2018 susan shawket

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