Forced to Dance

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This story was collected during research for Forgotten No More: Male Child Trafficking in Afghanistan

I am 13 years old. My family life was difficult. I had a stepmother who beat me many times.

When I was around 11 years old, I was walking in the provincial capital and...

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Finding Healing in the Community

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My name is Sokha and I was born in Phnom Penh. Our family didn’t have much but we were happy. My mother worked in the factory and my father was a driver. I was in school and doing okay.

But one event changed my life...

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Lanh’s Journey Begins

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Lanh was neglected and abandoned by her mother, who had seven children with different men.

The 15-year-old girl has never known her real father and experienced physical abuse since she was very small. Left on her own at a very young age, Lanh lived in different places, including pagodas, while...

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A Mother’s Day Post: New Beginnings for Naron

Mahida’s Story

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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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Mahida’s Story

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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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Huyen’s Story of Transformation

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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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Huyen’s Story of Transformation

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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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Kalyan’s Journey to Forgiveness

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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 19, she is a beautiful young woman living with...

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Kalyan’s Journey to Forgiveness

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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 19, she is a beautiful young woman living with...

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