Tra’s Story

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Soon after she was married, Tra knew that her life would not be easy. Her husband was accused of damaging property and he was sent to jail for six months. Her mother-in-law did not consider Tra as a daughter-in-law but just as another source of income for the family. She expected Tra to make...

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Bopha’s Story

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  “The best day of my life was the day I received this Hello Kitty teddy bear. It was also a sad day because it was the day I left Hagar’s recovery programme. But I reintegrated with my family and now I feel safe and happy.” When Bopha was only 6...

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Hong’s Story

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Hong Rithy, a 30-year-old client at Hagar, shares his story: I never knew my father. I grew up with my single mother and was her only child. From as far back as I can remember, my mother would hit me almost every day. I felt very nervous and scared...

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Rina’s Story on The Age

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Meet Rina Roat

  Rina's story was profiled in the Australian publication The Age on September 6, 2016.  

THEN: She worked in a government factory "I saw the price they put on the jeans, I know how those jeans are made. The jeans were...

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Hagar’s Whole Journey: A Beautiful Reminder

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There are bad people, but there are good people also around who are willing to help us. - Tien, Hagar Vietnam client. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= A beautiful reminder of Hagar's Whole Journey and its importance to our clients. Join us in supporting survivors of extreme human rights abuse.

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Foster Care at Hagar: Interview with a Mother and a Daughter

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[caption id="attachment_5498" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oun Chan Sothya, Single Mother, Foster Parent[/caption]   When Srey Mom’s mother fell pregnant from her boyfriend at the time, it was out of question that she told her parents. So she ran away to the province and delivered the baby alone. She then returned to Phnom...

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Hagar Staff Profile: Mohammad of Hagar Afghanistan

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“My day to day inspiration is the feeling of humanity and cordial heart and noticing the ability of doing something to rescue a destroyed hope.” - Mohammad Mustafa, Transitional Care Centre Driver at Hagar in Afghanistan
Mohammad’s brother was employed as Hagar’s first ever driver in Afghanistan. As Hagar programmes expanded,...

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Foster Care at Hagar

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Four foster boys arrived late November 2015 to a family of four (mother, father, and two biological sons). The four foster boys range from 16 to 18 years old. The male client that we interviewed (referred to as Pisey) arrived in November 2015 along with three other clients. At first, Hagar...

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Hagar Staff Profile: Maryam of Hagar Afghanistan

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Most of our clients come to Hagar to seek refuge from severe violence they face from family members. My role is to build a relationship of trust with our clients and advise them on any legal assistance they can receive, educating them about their rights as individuals and within...

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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 forever. I was abused by a...

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