Survivors of symphysiotomy call on Government to open gates on scheme

Survivors of symphysiotomy call on Government to open the gates on scheme   Survivors of symphysiotomy have called on the Government to ‘open the gates’ on its redress scheme, which was announced this morning without consultation. The scheme, they say,

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International News Outlet, Al Jazeera Express Horror at Symphysiotomy

Ireland’s shocking record on women’s rights Horror operations based on church doctrine, abuse, neglect. Ireland escapes criticism and largely ignores the victims. Laurence Lee is Al Jazeera’s London correspondent, covering economic, social and political affairs across the UK and Ireland.

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Rights groups reject Government scheme for symphysiotomy survivors that flouts UN human rights standards

At a joint press conference in Dublin this morning (Tuesday 30 September 2014), Survivors of Symphysiotomy and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) rejected Minister Varadkar’s proposed ex gratia scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy. The unanimous rejection of the

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July 1 2014, SURVIVORS OF SYMPHYSIOTOMY CALL FOR MINISTER’S RESIGNATION

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) have called for the immediate resignation of the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly. SoS Chairperson Marie O’Connor said that the group, which represents 99 per cent of survivors in Ireland, had been ‘deliberately kept in

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July 1st 2014 -SURVIVORS OF SYMPHYSIOTOMY TO CONSIDER COMPENSATION BUT WILL TAKE CASE TO UN

Survivors of symphysiotomy are disappointed at the Government’s handling of ‘this particular abuse of women in childbirth’. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of SoS, said: ‘Truth has been the main casualty today. The official lie, that symphysiotomy was acceptable medical practice, continues.

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July 6 2014, SURVIVORS OF SYMPHYSIOTOMY UNANIMOUSLY REJECT GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR REDRESS

JULY 6, 2014 Survivors of symphysiotomy unanimously reject Government plan for redress Survivors of symphysiotomy have unanimously rejected the Government’s plan for redress. Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS), which represents 99 per cent of the casualties, voted to reject the proposals

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FULL TEXT OF MARIE O’CONNOR’S STATEMENT TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE JULY 14, 2014

I raise a very serious breach of human rights not on the list of issues. Ireland’s continuing refusal to admit that the practice of symphysiotomy from the 1940s to the 1980s was a human rights abuse has brought us here.

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PRESS RELEASE IN LIGHT OF APPEARANCE BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

JULY 14, 2014 Survivors of symphysiotomy impugn Government at UN Human Rights Committee Ireland is to be examined on how it has dealt with the human rights abuse of symphysiotomy this afternoon by the UN Human Rights Committee. Survivors of

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SoS WELCOMES UN QUESTIONING OF IRELAND ON SYMPHYSIOTOMY

Press release of July 15th Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) have welcomed the issues raised by a UN human rights watchdog about the non-consensual childbirth surgery. SoS Chairperson Marie O’Connor said: ‘we very much welcome the serious concerns expressed this morning

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Survivors of symphysiotomy seek referral of cases to DPP and put 8 point plan to Government

Survivors of symphysiotomy have advanced proposals to Government aimed at resolving their issues, while looking for cases to be referred to the authorities. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) said: ‘yesterday, following the UN damning verdict’s on the

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