“Children deserve to be able to go to school in a safe environment, without having to worry that a basketball jersey could mean deportation.”
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Though Brown's story has received an outpouring of outrage and support—including from celebrities—other survivors of gender-based violence continue to languish behind bars with little attention.
Ireland's abortion ban "was a disaster for women’s rights, it was a disaster for the education of Irish children, but it really infected every aspect of Irish society and we are still undoing the legacy of this.”