“They shot one of my friends, he died”

Fishing Slavery

A Message from our CEO, Don Lord;

June 24, 2015 Two weeks ago, a member of our team was sitting in an office Phnom Penh with the Regional Director of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) discussing the future of 550 young men and boys who had just been rescued...

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Washington Post: Nearly 550 modern-day slaves were rescued from Indonesia’s fish trade. And that’s just the beginning.

This photo released on April 8 by Indonesia’s Ministry of Fishery show hundreds of rescued foreign fishermen, who were gathered during an operation at Pusaka Benjina Resources. (Ugeng Nugroho/Ministry of Fishery/AFP)
  They came from all over: Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. And by the hundreds, they jumped...

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Come hear Sue Taylor talk about her work in Cambodia working with survivors of sex trafficking and abuse. Sue is originally from Te Awamutu and has lived in Cambodia for the last 10 years working as a trauma counselor. Sue is an inspiring speaker with incredible stories of healing and transformation. ​ Wellington: Olive Tree Baptist, Level 3 of...

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Hagar Afghanistan and IOM deliver Counter-Trafficking training

As part of its ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking, Hagar Afghanistan is collaborating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)to conduct counter-trafficking training in four key provinces: Herat, Khost, Nangarhar and Paktika. Hagar’s expertise in leading counter-trafficking efforts in Afghanistan leaves the organisation well poised to respond to...

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Thank you from LOUDER!!!

October saw creative artists from around the country getting LOUDER to raise awareness of human trafficking and funds for Hagar. It was amazing! Musicians, photographers, visual artists, street artists, poets, beauticians, sculptures, fashion designers, craftspeople and more from all over NZ came together and united behind Hagar. 10 events,...

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Hagar interview on CTV

Hagar's Sarah Scott Webb being interviewed on CTV about Hagar, the Hope Conference and human trafficking.

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Appeal update

Wow! Thank you. You have totally blown us away with your response. The Appeal has just gone over $100,000! We have been hugely encouraged by the fact that in this crisis so many of our well-wishers and supporters have given, often sacrificially, to support the critical work Hagar does and...

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But what about trafficking here in NZ?

It is widely believed that human trafficking is happening right here, in New Zealand. While the scope of trafficking in New Zealand is likely to pale when compared to what we see in some of the other countries we work in; trafficking and slavery is occurring here. Sex trafficking was...

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Conferences everywhere!

Hagar has been busy speaking at conferences around the country, talking about the work we do to fight human trafficking and encouraging people to get involved. More than 70 people turned up to Dunedin's Cry For Justice conference recently to learn more about human trafficking and how they can get involved in...

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HOPE Conference August 30th


Saturday 30th August, Hanmer Springs.

Come to experience a day of inspiration and motivation. Join the ranks of Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller and other incredible people in our world’s history who have not allowed themselves to be daunted by the status of the world. Hear...

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