Razia’s Story: Faced Enslavement and Sexual Assault

Farrukh Saif

May 2, 2024

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This is the story of a young Christian girl who, along with her family, was enslaved in a brick kiln in Pakistan.

Razia’s story is a heartbreaking account of the struggles faced by many families trapped in the cycle of debt bondage and slavery. For the past ten years, Razia, her father Emmanuel, and their family have been enslaved in a brick kiln, forced to work tirelessly to pay off a debt they can never seem to escape.

Razia’s mother developed diabetes, which led to sores on her leg. The doctor recommended amputation, but the family had no choice but to take out a loan from the kiln to pay for her medical treatment. This decision only further entrenched them in their state of servitude, as they now owed even more money to their captors.

A Daughter’s Nightmare and a Family’s Silence:

One day, Razia was summoned to the kiln owner’s office, where she was pressured to drink alcohol and ultimately raped by the Kiln owner and his friends. Fearing for her life and the safety of her family, Razia kept this horrific ordeal a secret, even lying to her mother about the reason for her summons. The trauma took a toll on her physical and mental health, and she fell silent for two weeks.

Hope and a Call for Action

Razia’s story is not unique. Many Christian families in similar situations are trapped in a cycle of abuse, exploitation, and hopelessness. However, there is a glimmer of hope. Our organization, ECSPE, has stepped in to rescue Christian families like Razia’s, providing them with a chance at a new life. On 9th April 2024, we rescued 12 Christian families from the Brick kiln and provided them the means to restart their new lives.

Join the Rescue Mission:

We call upon all people of goodwill to join us in supporting our efforts to liberate enslaved families and provide them with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. Your prayers and financial contributions can make a real difference in the lives of those who have suffered unimaginable hardships.

Together, we can be the light in the darkness, offering hope and freedom to those denied basic human rights. Let us stand united in our commitment to ending slavery and ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity and freedom.

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Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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