Marina Charles

Marina Charles

Trafficking Unit Coordinator
Guyana Women Miners Org.
location_on Guyana

Member since 1 year

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Marina Charles

Specialises In (based on submitted proposals)
workshop sex-trafficking

With thirty five years of experience in mining, serving in other capacities comes with little difficulty. In 2012, soon after its launch, I joined the Guyana Women Miners Organization. Motivated by this new wave of women empowering and protecting each other I swiftly accepted the role to serve as Secretary of the Executive Committee; a role I’ve been re-elected to serve in continuously.

My passion has continuously been the transformation of lives of those most vulnerable. In 2012, as a member of the organization’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit, I participated in the rescue of a twelve year old victim; the first such rescue in our country’s history. The horror she chronicled in relaying, how she came to be locked in a house and sold multiple times daily; gave the epidemic a human face.

From that point to present I have planned, organized and executed over two dozen rescue operations. In 2014, I was selected to serve as the Coordinator of organization’s TIP Unit. I also invited to be a member of the National Trafficking in Persons Task Force and a member of the Together in Peace BoDs (the country’s first safe home for victims of TIP).