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Links to sites with information relating to the Magdalene Laundries. If you know of any sites that might be of interest please email us at [email protected]

Adoption Rights Alliance
Adoption Rights Alliance is a group of people affected by adoption who have come together to ensure that the Irish government enshrines the rights of the adopted child and Ireland's 50,000 adult adopted people in the proposed 2009 Adoption Bill.

ASNI: Adoption Support Network of Ireland
Long-time supporters of justice for Magdalene Laundry survivors.

West Clare Women's Forum
CLDC is a new organisation responsible for the delivery of a range of rural and enterprise development, social inclusion, community development and environmental initiatives in County Clare. They have been highly supportive of the JFM campaign and will be highlighting the cause of Magdalene survivors during their 2010 16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women, an annual event

Derek Leinster
Derek Leinster is a Protestant survivor of abuse at Bethany Home, run by the Church of Ireland. Abandoned by his birth mother at Bethany, where illness, hunger and neglect were commonplace, fostered by an inordinately poor family and then living in poverty but ignored by the well-to-do community in which he was brought up, this is a story that will touch your heart. It is a story of shame.

Hanna's House
Hanna’s House's vision is to create a home for an active feminist community in Ireland, working for a non-violent, just society that embraces diversity. This unique space for women’s groups and feminist activists will provide opportunities for women to develop and promote radical changes for equality and justice.

Justice for Magdalenes Discussion Group
The Yahoo! groups mailing list for those wishing to learn more about the Laundries.

Justice for Magdalenes Action Group
The Yahoo! groups mailing list for those wishing to actively support the cause of the survivors.

The Magdalene Story
Mari Steed's (daughter of a Magdalene, natural mother and adoption activist) Magdalene Laundries website.

The National Women's Council of Ireland
The central purpose of the National Women's Council of Ireland is to promote women's rights and women's equality.

Paddy Doyle
Paddy, a survivor of industrial school abuse and other horrors, always tells it like it is!

Protest the Pope's September 2010 visit to the UK
The Pope opposes universal equality and human rights, and has yet to apologise to or even address the abuse suffered by women in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries. He should not be accorded the honour and recognition of a State visit to the UK. Join the chorus of protest saying, "No, the Pope is not welcome."

Saving Childhood Ryan
Eight organisations working on behalf of children and survivors of abuse have come together to mark the first anniversary of the Ryan Report. Their aim is to lobby the Government to act on the recommendations they pledged to implement in the Ryan Implementation Plan — without delay. The improvement of Ireland's child protection systems will ensure that all children are better protected from harm and abuse today and in the future.

The Child Migrants' Site
Link to and related articles on the Magdalene Laundries



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