Women miners concerned about working conditions in Cuyuni

Following a three-day ‘awareness’ trip to the Cuyuni area, Region 7, the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) said it remains concerned about the conditions under which women in the interior are forced to work and about the number of young girls who are still being trafficked.

President Simona Broomes and nine other members of the organisation rescued five teenagers ‒ four 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old ‒ from different locations during that trip, and the girls have since been handed over to the relevant authorities. One of the girls was rescued from the Mahdia area last year.

Broomes, in a recent interview with the Sunday Stabroek, said the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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