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THE WEEK IN RIGHTS | JANUARY 11, 2018

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“We can’t ever go home again,” said one of three young women, barely in their 20s, as they told their story and struggled to fight back their tears.

The women, all of whom had girlfriends in the city, had been living in a soccer training camp when one of their girlfriends started talking openly about their relationship.

Someone reported her to the police and within 24 hours the three teammates had been arrested, jeered at by a crowd, intimidated by police, kicked out of the camp, and rejected by their families.

All for being suspected of homosexuality. Sadly, their story is not unique.

In Ghana, the government has yet to repeal a colonial-era law that criminalizes same-sex relations.

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ALL children should have the right to a safe education. But around the world, many are being deprived of one. We're calling on UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamsonstand up for children's rights and ensure the UK's endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration. Join the call now!

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The US government can use evidence that it may have obtained illegally to prosecute people without telling them how it got the evidence. Yes, you read that correctly. The right to a fair trial? This is the Dark Side.

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Attacks by Syrian-Russian forces in an area near Damascus in late October and early November 2017 killed eight children and destroyed or damaged four schools.

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Child marriage is still legal in Florida. But today, it's one step closer to becoming history. A bill banning child marriage is heading to a vote in Florida's Senate. From 2001 to 2015, over 16,000 children under the age of 18 married in Florida. Thanks for your support so far in helping to end this abusive practice. Let's keep up the pressure!

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