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Women miners call for action

minningPresident of the Guyana women miners Organisation Simona Broomes is calling for a level playing field for women in the mining sector and for changes to be made. Broomes said that proper health care is still lacking, women are still vulnerable, pressured and pregnancy, malaria and HIV are all issues that women continue to grapple with.

Security is another sore issue the Organisation feels poses the biggest challenge.

Broomes association is taking on the fight of trafficking in persons in the mining sector. Over the past year several women and in some cases teenage girls were rescued by the Organisation

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