Sweepers were awarded the ‘Dignity Award’

Sweepers were awarded the ‘Dignity Award’

An awards ceremony was held on Thursday to recognize the services of the cleaners and the efforts of volunteers involved in a campaign to make the work dignified.

Organized by the Center for Law and Justice (CLJ), Sanitary Workers has been honored to present the Ponta del Este Declaration for Every Man 2018 to everyone everywhere. Four provinces attended the event.

Hygiene is essential for any group of people living in a particular home. But no one wants to work that hard. Our study shows that cleaners face challenges in occupational safety and health and job security. Speaking at the event, CLJ Founding Director Maryam James Gill said that the social stigma and segregation associated with religious ideologies has been recaptured at the religious level, which is not ignored in government policies. Is ignored and is not selected by civil society organizations. He added that he launched the Sweepers Superheroes campaign three years ago to remove the stains associated with cleaning work and improve their overall working condition.

“Cleaning work is an essential service but the level of disrespect to these workers is respected. There are normal deaths in the sanitation sector but because these workers are uncivilized. Therefore, in the society. Most of us don’t care about his death.

The Indian caste associated with sanitation workers in Pakistan is still intact and is being sought to work for “non-Muslims”, especially Christians in the Punjab region. There are different categories of work, but it is only the janitor work where Christians are most represented and “closed”. Incident requests for clarification.

Discussing the spread of caste-based hatred within religious boundaries, Allama Zubair Abid, vice-chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, said the hard work of sanitary workers needed to be recognized and given due respect. “Islam combines dignity with cleanliness and hard work,” he said. Who is more polite? The one who is spreading the garbage, or the one who is collecting and cleaning it. We stand with the cleaners because our religion also preaches the promotion of cleanliness.

Sheikh Imtiaz, vice-chairman of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), said that sanitation workers were facing the challenge of hatred in their work and the agency was also working to address this challenge. He said that the campaign of Sweepers R Superheroes is a unique collaboration and will go a long way in giving dignity to the workers.

“The cleaners stand tall in all their outfits. That makes us proud of you. They are also our heroes.”
On the occasion, PTI MPA Sadia Sohail Rana, former PML-N MPA Saira Iftikhar, PTI MPA Sadia Timur, TV journalist Ajmal Jami, IMRFK Chairman Samuel Piara, social activist Kashif Nawab and others were also present.


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