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Human trafficing in Guyana: Ms Simona Broomes

Ms Simona Broomes
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 · STABROEK NEWS – EDITORIAL

Strange things happen in Guyana. Imagine that a woman who has been a miner in the interior for many years, and is familiar with the lawlessness which is part of life there, joins with other women to form a women miners’ organisation. Their particular focus is representing women in the mining industry and trying to help those who have been subject to abuse and exploitation.

And then imagine that the head of this association and her band of ladies soon discover on their interior excursions that in the forefront of the problems women (including some children) face in the hinterland is that of being trafficked for the purposes of prostitution – one form of trafficking in persons, or TIP, as its acronym is known. But not only do they discover this, they decide to do something about it.       Continue reading