Federation is based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are
an organization developing the first-ever international memorial
service for survivors of institutional child abuse and their families
and friends. We would like to offer you a brief introduction to
the project and its objectives.
: The objectives for which Internations’
Justice Federation was established are carried on a cooperative
basis to educate society and create public awareness on issues concerning
institutional child abuse. Furthermore, the Federation aims to create
opportunities for victims, survivors, and their families and friends
to unite and prosper.
With due consideration to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Internations’ Justice Federation recognizes that no individual
human majority or minority can be expendable in the cause of theory
or policy. Internations’ Justice Federation is committed to
peaceful and non-violent change.
Among the functions of the organization are:
- The International Institutional Child Abuse Memorial
Program; The memorial service offers survivors of institutional
abuse a time to remember the victims whose lives have been claimed
by institutional abuse, to unite all survivor groups and individual
survivors, and to bring the issue to the international forefront;
- The Unknown Orphan Memorial; will immortalize
the many victims of institutional abuse whose lives have been
claimed by abuse, particularly, those who never received proper
burial rites nor marked grave sites i.e. "The Butter Box
- Therapeutic Institutional Abuse Program;
is a pilot program designed to address the flaws of government
redress programs. The program entails a holistic approach to
therapy and includes an intensive, year-long schedule to assist
survivors in reaching healing and finding closure to lifelong
issues of abuse.
Today, many more lives are still being claimed by institutional
abuse. Subsequently, many survivor groups continue to surface. The
International Institutional Child Abuse Memorial aspires to unite
all groups, aboriginal and non-aboriginal. The Federation is employing
a concerted effort to address the issue of institutional abuse.
Sadly, institutional abuse is only now beginning to surface in other
countries around the world. This abuse wreaks havoc on the members
Victims’ traumatic experiences continue to haunt them long
after they have left the institutions. The effects of abuse are
strongly reflected in our corrective social programs and crime rates.
We have lost, and continue to lose, many of these victims to homelessness,
poverty, violence, crime and suicide.
Today, more than ever, criminal and civil claims of institutional
and systematic abuse are being launched in Canada and across the
world. The issue is fast becoming an international crisis.
Therefore, it is quite clear that the dialogue of mediation between
the relevant parties is failing us. The International Institutional
Child Abuse Memorial project will also engage mediation in the debate
of redress programs affecting the various institutions, governments,
survivors, victims and the world community.