Safe Home for Trafficking in Persons Victims
Faced with challenges and criticism despite netting success in the area of human trafficking, Simona Broomes and her organization is taking the struggle further with the establishment a safe home for rescue victims. Broomes said she hopes this new initiative would merge the efforts of the Women miners organisation, with the ministry of human services and the police in combating trafficking in Person in Guyana.
The building is the St Vincent De Paul care center, which is located on Princess Street between Camp and Smyth Streets, and it was handed over to the Women miners association.
On Sunday Broomes, with the aid of the Mexican Ambassador, inmates of the Georgetown prison got down to business in a massive clean up exercise.
Dr Faith Harding is one of the persons that will be providing counseling to the victims.
Over the years the Guyana Women Miners Association have rescued a number of women and under aged girls who were caught up in the human trafficking ring.
Some of the young ladies spoke of being held against their will and forced into to becoming sex slaves.