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More attention to labour trafficking needed

brThe president of the Guyana Women’s Miners Organization Simona Broomes is calling for more attention to be paid to labour trafficking. Labour trafficking entails under aged workers and workers who are working more that the normal working hours.

The organization has also been actively trying to tackle trafficking in persons particularly in the interior region.

For her part Broomes has received some criticism from government but she insisted that she would take the fight head on.

Just recently the Guyana Women Miners organization was leading the struggle to have the five year sentencing of 19-year-old babysitter Fatima Martin reduced.

 Martin was accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a one year old child. Broomes made it clear that she not condoning the woman’s beating of the child, but believe that the young lady was not given a fair trial. Martin is currently out of prison as she appeals her sentence

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