New Hagar Research: (Re)Integration of Trafficked Cambodian Men

Hagar launches new research on Cambodian trafficked men.


PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (August 21, 2015) — Research exploring the trends in trafficking of Cambodian men, the needs of survivors and the extent of reintegration assistance available for trafficked men, conducted by Hagar, was unveiled today to Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, members of...

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Hagar Afghanistan and IOM deliver Counter-Trafficking training

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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...

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The Gender Issue that Affects All of Us


In the weeks since Emma Watson’s passionate plea for gender equality to the UN (He for She campaign) I have been thinking a lot about gender-based violence and gender equality. Most everyone around the world would agree that acts of violence against women are egregious and should...

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Hagar Vietnam Welcomes New Country Director

Hagar International is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Kelly as Country Director of Hagar Vietnam. Kerry was raised in the Bronx, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emory University and went on to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner from Stony Brook University in...

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Zaman’s Story


GUEST BLOG by Catherine Gladwell, Director of Refugee Support Network, UK

  Zaman paused after he spoke, and looked down at the floor of the Hagar office. ‘Speaking to you is bringing it all back you know, my life in the UK.’ Stories started to spill out of his foster...

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Joma Bakery Café – Social Enterprise Spotlight

We are often asked about our approach to social business: What does it look like? Who do we partner with? What is the impact? Hagar’s experience with business runs deep in our veins, right back to our very start as an organisation. In its infancy, Hagar started its first enterprise, a...

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Hong Kong Government responds to TIP Report 2014

Following the 20th June release of the  U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2014, the Hong Kong government expressed particular disagreement over the report’s statement that Hong Kong “is a destination and transit and source territory for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour." ...

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Putting Faces to Data

Being able to meet face to face with boy survivors of trafficking was the most impacting aspect of the research. Putting faces to the data meant that while designing the Forgotten No More Boys Recovery Project, it wasn’t only larger trends and patterns in best-practice that influenced the programme. Instead,...

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Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Hagar’s Door

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A joke in one form or another has been circulating in certain social media circles of late, particularly amongst Australians open to these kinds of things: “Knock, Knock. “Who’s there? “An asylum seeker.” To which one then hears the sound of a lock clicking tight. Whatever one’s political leanings or thoughts on...

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

“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 Cambodia client and participant in the Creative Arts Program 19 young faces looked up in anticipation as...

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