A group of Chilean men were just recently pulled out of a mine creating quite a media parade. Now a group of Chilean women have willingly entered a mine in protest. If a group of men can gain global attention from being in a mine, so can women. At least, that’s the approach. From BBC News:
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Thirty-three women in Chile have shut themselves in a mine after a government jobs programme that helped the victims of last February’s earthquake ended.
The women, in an echo of the story of the 33 trapped and then rescued miners, went into a former coal mine 500km (300 miles) south of Santiago.
“We’ve done many things to be taken into account but the government hasn’t listened to us,” a spokeswoman said.
The rescue of the miners made headlines around the world.
The women were part of an emergency works programme generating jobs at one point for some 12,000 people in regions seriously affected by February’s devastating earthquake.