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Simona Broomes - Guyana

Submitted by Natalya Wallin - Chicago, IL

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Simona Broomes is courageously leading the way in Guyana in the fight against human trafficking and is taking a stand for women's economic empowerment.

Simona Broomes is leading the fight against human trafficking and forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization. She was honored by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2013 for her efforts to combat human trafficking in Guyana. Ms. Broomes established the Guyana Women Miners Organization (GWMO) and has worked to assist trafficking victims, raise human trafficking awareness, empower women, and address the discrimination and intimidation that women miners face. Launched in January 2012, the GWMO is the first such organization in Guyana advocating on a range of social and economic issues.

Here is Simona Broomes' incredible story in her own words – an interview I conducted with her for the Chicago Policy Review. Please share on your website for International Women's Day and with your readers to help raise awareness and to encourage this courageous woman who is leading the way in the fight against human trafficking and the struggle for equality in her country.

This story was submitted as part of Oxam America's International Women's Day initiative to honor women working to right the wrongs of poverty and hunger. Honorees are selected independently by Oxfam supporters. Selection does not imply endorsement or other support from Oxfam America.


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