Survivor Stories Pulls Rape Victim and Family out of Slavery

Heart-Wrenching Testimonial

Shabana and her mother Gama were willing to share their story of surviving 15 years of slavery at a brick kiln in Bahawalpur. Shabana, her mother, and three siblings and their children were trapped in a cycle of abuse and exploitation following the death of their father, who had fallen victim to the extortion tactics of the kiln owner. The family was subjected to violence and the targeting of their children as a means of coercion. In one particularly heinous instance, Shabana’s son was maimed for life after being subjected to a mill grinder as punishment. Further, just two months ago, Shabana herself was abducted and assaulted by the kiln owner while her family was away. The Kiln owner abducted her from home and violently raped her for 4 hours straight. Thankfully, their story does not end there. Through a confidential network, Shabana and her family were rescued from this nightmare by Redeem the Oppressed, an organization dedicated to rescuing persecuted religious minorities from slavery and providing them with comprehensive support to help them break the cycle of poverty and avoid returning to slavery. This organization, whose mission is to defend and promote the rights of religious minorities facing persecution, provides good-paying jobs, affordable housing, initial funds for food and necessities, and educational opportunities for the children of rescued families. In addition to executing rescue missions and providing legal aid and safe homes for victims of persecution, the organization also works to combat blasphemy laws, forced conversions, rape, abduction, and modern slavery. Shabana and her family are just one example of the extreme cases that this organization deals with on a daily basis. If you are moved by their story and want to help make a difference, please consider donating to this worthy cause and help save the lives of other families like Shabana’s.

By Max Gibson

Max Gibson, also known as Mosheh, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and has competed on his college's crew, cross country and track and field teams. Max co-founded the College Republicans and has run successful businesses, including Apex Web Services, which serves as CTO for non-profits Farrukh Saif Foundation and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved.' He has been in a leadership position in the non-profit sector since 2011. In addition to his business pursuits, Max is a combat veteran of three major wars and is known for his generosity and strong belief in God.
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