Female Role Model 14: Simona Broomes
Simona Broomes is a Guyanese activist and the president of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation.
routinely travels to gold and diamond mining camps to rescue underage girls working as prostitutes.
work has life-threatening consequences.
In an interview with The Associated Press
stated that she
recently began carrying a gun after she
was assaulted during one of her
Death threats forced her
to close her
mining equipment business and undeterred, she
began organising fundraising barbeques to raise money to enable her
to continue her
work to extricate girls from forced prostitution at mining camps.