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Guyana Women Miners Organisation seeks Parliamentary support to fight trafficking in persons

shot0007President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation Simona Broomes said she now feels that she is all alone in the struggle against trafficking in persons. She said she is appalled over the criticisms she now face. She is also disturbed by the reaction towards the victims when they come forward to tell their stories.

Ms. Brooms has been leading her organization into the mining communities throughout the country and rescuing girls who are victims of modern day slavery.

Broomes is of the opinion that society has once more failed young people and she is determined to play her part and make an impact.

It is now five days after the organization rescued five girls from the mining community of 14 Mile Issano in Region seven.

Charges are yet to be laid against two male officers attached to the Bartica police station following allegations that they had sex with two of the young women who were rescued.

Reports suggest that the women slept with the officers as part of a deal with the boss of the young women to gain access into the mining area.

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