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How can the Irish Government continue to fund, let alone listen to an organisation so complicit in the abuse of women. Carrie from the ECP managed to mention this on the Stephen Nolan show this Thursday. Unfortunately Stephen Nola did not buy into this, stating it was years ago.
The government disappointed survivors and Justice For Magdalenes campaigners yesterday by not apologising for being complicit. Perhaps if more people realised that the Ruhama Agency which is currently advising the government on sex work is run by the same people who ran the Magdalene Laundries, they would be even more outraged. The Magdalene Laundries were started for sex workers, then later began preying on unmarried mothers as well, and on women who committed minor crimes like taking a night off work or not paying for a train ticket. Sex workers were abused and died in the laundries, and now those same people are advising the government on policy which directly affects sex workers. And sex workers weren’t allowed into the Dail hearing where Ruhama was giving evidence to the government.
The Ruhama Agency was started in 1989, and its trustees continued to run both Ruhama Agency and the laundries…
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