Pakistan’s Untouchables – the Christian sweeper community

This short documentary looks at the socioeconomic barriers faced by Christian sweepers, their exploitation and how they are treated differently to Muslim staff. The film also highlights the work of Pakistani civil society organisations such as the Human Rights Commission Pakistan and the Human Liberation Commission, who are campaigning to raise awareness and support the appeal for equal rights for minority communities in Pakistan. The Christian community has also been the target of organised sectarian violence, linked to organised crime and land mafia, with the state and security services either powerless or unwilling to intervene to protect the community.

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