Razia Bibi is a persecuted Christian and a victim of rape by the Kiln owners and their henchmen almost every single day. Razia Bibi’s situation, being born into a family working in a brick kiln as forced laborers or slaves, highlights a deeply troubling issue that has persisted in various parts of the world for many centuries. Slavery and forced labor are grave human rights violations and are considered illegal under international law.
Similarly, In Pakistan, modern slavery is still a big problem, especially in the brick kiln industry. Families like Razia’s get stuck in a never-ending cycle of being forced to work and living in extreme poverty.
The Story of Razia
As a young girl living with her parents in a brick kiln, Razia was abused, raped almost every day by the kiln owner, manager, and other employees. The abuse continued even after she married Sabir and moved to a different kiln, no matter what condition she was in, but whenever they desired, they would forcibly take her and make her a victim of gang rape. They even lock her husband in a room and sometimes rape her in front of her husband. We are unable to describe what she went through in her life. Therefore, it would be better if you let her tell her own story.
Psychological Effects on Victims
Sexual assault is a serious crime that has both physical and psychological effects on its victims. Survivors often need medical attention, counseling, and support from their communities and authorities. It is crucial for survivors to contact local law enforcement and support organizations for assistance and guidance.
We, as a faith-based organization dedicated to assisting persecuted Christians, always stand ready to offer aid and relief to Christians facing such challenges. The persecution of minority religious groups, such as Christians in Pakistan, has been a long-standing issue. When we receive information about such a family in need, we take immediate action. Our team, along with local authorities, conducts a rescue operation and after rescuing this family we provide them with a new home. Additionally, we begin the necessary medical treatment for Razia Bibi.
There are many families like that trapped in the brick kilns in Pakistan. We urge you not to stand idly by as our brothers and sisters are being persecuted. Please join us and help us save families like Razia’s.
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