Maeve O’Rourke: Advocate for the Women of the Magdalene Laundries

(what's a "Modern Worthy"? click here to find out!)
Justice could be imminent for the women who toiled in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. Rachel Cooper talks to Maeve O’Rourke, the lawyer who has made sure their voices are heard.

Maeve O’Rourke is a lawyer who worked for years with the Justice for Magdalenes campaign to achieve justice for victims of the Magdalene laundries. They submitted a dossier to the UN Committee Against Torture, which pressured Ireland to investigate the issue (this article is from 2013, the day before the investigation reported their findings), which finally resulted in a state apology and millions in compensation.

(image via this article)