Huyen’s Story of Transformation


Transformation is defined as “a marked change…as in appearance or character…usually for the better”
. As a staff member at Hagar Vietnam, I must agree. For each individual client in our care, transformation is different, but one thing remains the same…it is noticed, unique, and inspiring.

Take the case of...

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This moment in Afghan women’s history is a vital one.

"There is no doubt that we have contributed to a brighter future for Afghanistan." This was the resounding message from the UK's most senior officer in Helmand, Brig Rob Thomson, as UK combat in Afghanistan came to an official end two weeks ago . The 13 year campaign saw 453...

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Coming Home


Anh, now 22, was just 18 years old when she was trafficked to China and forced to be a prostitute. For more than a year, she suffered her “darkest days” full of pain and sorry.

After 13 months of abuse, Anh was able to escape and leave China. But the...

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Economic Independence Aids Recovery

Since it was established in 2007, Hagar's Economic Empowerment Programme in Cambodia has placed more than 300 individuals in competent job placements through vocational trainings and career counseling. Watch this video about women and young people's wholistic recovery through Economic Empowerment.

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Shahida’s New Life


When I was 13, my father arranged my marriage with a 45-year-old man, who promised my family money in exchange for me. I was very unhappy with him, but endured life with him for one year before running back to my home. My father was very angry when I returned....

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