This book was written in response to Magdalene survivors’ appeal that the public know and learn from the abuses they experienced so that what happened to them can never be forgotten. It provides a devastating and vital account of life behind the high walls of Ireland’s institutions, featuring original research and testimony. It also reveals the inside story of JFM's campaign for justice for the women of the Magdalene Laundries and our ongoing efforts to advance public knowledge and research into the Magdalene Laundries.
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All author royalties are being donated to the charity EPIC (Empowering People in Care).
Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice was published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury on 9th September 2021. This book responds to Magdalene survivors’ appeal that the public know and learn from the abuses they experienced so that what happened to them can never be forgotten.
The book also offers an overview of the Justice for Magdalenes campaign and our ongoing efforts to advance public knowledge and research into the Magdalene Laundries. It highlights how the Irish State continues to evade its responsibilities to Magdalene survivors and its failure to provide a truthful account of the abuses in these institutions.
Drawing from a range of primary sources the book reveals the fundamental flaws in the Irish State’s investigation of the laundries. It categorically disproves the McAleese Report’s claim that all 155 women exhumed from High Park Magdalene Laundry are now accounted for.
In the name of all of the girls and women held in the Magdalene Laundries we are donating all authors’ royalties to the charity Empowering People in Care.
In line with our goal to challenge knowledge suppression, we are making available our source materials via an archive on our website: http://jfmresearch.com/bookarchive/
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