At Redeem the Oppressed/Rescue the Persecuted Inc., our mission is to rescue persecuted religious minorities from slavery and provide them with comprehensive support to help
According to the DFID/DAI report on modern slavery in Pakistan (August 2019), workers in brick kilns are often subjected to bonded labor and debt bondage. Many of these workers are under-educated and lack economic mobility, and are recruited through brokers or middlemen and subjected to high levels of control and pressure to meet quotas. Children also contribute to the labor, and women are victims of sexual violence in these environments. Men are reluctant to protest this violence due to fear of repercussions affecting their employment and debt. Our organization works to rescue and support these individuals and families, and to raise awareness about the exploitation and abuse that occurs in these brick kilns. Our rescue teams buy the debt of these workers or, in extreme cases, rescue them under the cover of night.