Welcome to Justice for Magdalenes
"It is not easy to stand outside the mainstream and to continue to press for the truth, but we know this is the way in which human rights defenders undertake their work in every country around the world."
— Dr. Maurice Manning, President, Irish Human Rights Commission (9 Nov. 2010)
September 2015: Justice for Magdalenes Research Submissions to UN Human Rights Committee and Committee on the Elimnation of Discrimination Against Women
Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) made submissions, both as follow-up and in an NGO submission capacity, to the UN Human Rights Committee in respect of Ireland Periodic Review on 23 September, 2015 and to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in respect of IRELAND Period Review on 30 September, 2015. Both submissions highlight the continued lack of full response and action by the Irish government on issues relating to the Magdalene Laundries, and as originally recommended by the UN Committee Against Torture in 2011.
Read the reports here:
JFMR Follow-up Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee
JFMR NGO Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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.
JFM Research is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organisation.
Justice for Magdalenes / JFM Research
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