JFM Research welcomes call for immediate redress for Magdalene women based on human rights abuses
Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFM), welcomes the publication today of the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) “Follow-up Report on State Involvement with Magdalen Laundries” which gives a detailed overview of the “systemic human rights failings” on the part of the Irish State in relation to the human rights abuses suffered by the girls and women of the Magdalene Laundries. The IHRC Report says that it is “difficult to discern” why the State repeatedly denied its involvement in the Laundries given the material that was available to it in Government Departments but that “the State can be in no doubt that it acted wrongfully”.
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JFM receives Jim Kemmy 'Thirst for Justice' Award from Labour Youth
On Saturday, 15 June, Justice for Magdalenes (JFM) was honoured to be presented with the Jim Kemmy 'Thirst for Justice' award by Labour Youth at the Tom Johnson Summer School, Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork. Accepting the award (which was presented by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamonn Gilmore) on behalf of Magdalene survivors and their colleagues were JFM PRO Claire McGettrick and JFM advisory committee member Dr. Katherine O'Donnell.
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Justice for Magdalenes (JFM), the survivor advocacy group, is announcing the end of its political campaign, begun in June 2009.
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Justice for Magdalenes gratefully ackowledges The Ireland Fund of Great Britain for its recent grant. This funding will enable JFM to cover expenses associated with our final push in the UN Committee Against Torture process, to gather and print testimonies, and to perform further research in order to assist the Inter-Departmental Committee's inquiries into state interaction with the Laundries.
We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Feminist Review Trust, under which JFM has been gathering testimonies in conjunction with and as a pilot phase of the UCD Magdalene Oral History Project (which is also funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Science), directed by Dr. Katherine O'Donnell, Director of Women's Studies at UCD's School of Social Justice and JFM Advisory Committee member.