Priya’s Story

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Priya is the eldest of seven kids. She loves her family, and when she found herself married to a much older man who was abusive towards her, at only 14, she wanted desperately to return to them. Sadly, her parents wouldn’t have her back. There’s so much shame associated with...

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Tran’s Story

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  Tran was a model student at a local secondary school in the south of Vietnam. She was engaged in school activities, was well-loved by her teachers and peers, and dedicated herself to her studies. This all changed when at the age of 12, she was raped multiple times by...

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Hagar Staff Profile: Anoosha of Hagar Afghanistan

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  "When my children were still young, my husband passed away. I worked hard to be able to send my children to school so they would one day get a career. Girls without a career and money are too often teased and chased by lustful men. The Government is weak...

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Amena’s Story

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  “When someone gets married her life should change for the better, but when I got married, my life changed for worse.” Before she got married, Amena’s dream of married life was that of a happy,loving and safe environment. But her dreams were shattered the day she became a wife. Her...

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Sophea’s Story

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From the start, Sophea’s life was not easy. “My mother was cruel and hit me whenever I did something wrong. At times I thought she might not be my real mother because she was so cruel towards me. My father was the only one who showed me love.” Then one day...

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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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