Mahida’s Story

Madiha* tells her story straight-faced. She answers questions in a quiet, monotonous tone. “I will start from the beginning, because that’s where the violence started. My father died when I was a child, leaving my mother with my brother, my sister, and me. An enemy of our family would often threaten...

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Home was not home anymore

Anh Hagar Vietnam
Anh, a 22-year-old client from a minority ethnic group in Vietnam's Yen Bai province, was a survivor of human trafficking. Anh was trafficked to China in August 2010 and was forced to be a prostitute for more than 12 months. In September 2011, she successfully ran away from China and...

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Client Joins Afghan Police Academy

One of Hagar Afghanistan’s clients living in the Transitional Care Centre has made the decision to join the Afghan police force and has been admitted into the academy for training. She was motivated by the opportunity to earn a salary in order to be independent so that she can re-join...

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Shahida’s Incredible Strength

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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Beyond the trauma, past the pain

Zarifa Blog
“Did I want to marry a mentally disabled man? No, but when has anyone ever cared what I wanted? I wanted to get an education, but things like that aren’t for Afghan girls like me. We lived with my husband’s family and all of them were mean. From the grandfather...

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Forgetting the Pain, Kalyan’s Story

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With her black sharp eyes, Kalyan is a friendly and energetic woman. It is hard to believe that she has had such a dark past. When she was 15 years old, she was trafficked for sexual exploitation by her mother. Now, aged 18, she is a beautiful young woman...

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The Art of Healing: Hong Kong Artists’ Visit to Hagar Cambodia

Creative arts
“I like the birds [in my picture] because they can fly free. I hope one day that I will be able to get a good job so that I can live freely too.”

-Hagar client, participant in the Creative Arts Program

19 young faces looked up in anticipation as the...

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Thach’s Story

donate-now   My name is So Thach and I am 25 years old. I was born in a very poor family in a refugee camp along the Thai border. Growing up, I never received care and love from anyone around me, especially my parents. I just remember the violence. My mum and my...

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A Breakthrough in Justice

When one person makes a stand, it can change lives. This is the story of a life that is being restored thanks to the courage of one government official.

Shaima’s Story

Just two years ago, 21-year-old Shaima was a teacher in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. Over the next 18 months, she...

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Srey Poch’s Story

“I don’t want to go back home yet. I feel unsafe in the rural countryside, especially because the perpetrator has not been arrested yet.” Srey Poch, 12 years old. 

Srey Poch used to live in a small village near the sea in Sihanoukville. Her father was a fisherman, and her mother...

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