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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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 trying...

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Women Who Shine x Hagar

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On 12th May 2015, a Hagar client and members of the Hagar International project team marked the launch of the “Women Who Shine X Hagar” photography exhibition in Hong Kong. Jointly presented by Hagar International, Seasoning, and An Ant Capture, the exhibition spotlighted six women survivors of extreme abuse from...

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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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Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation Features Hagar Vietnam’s Economic Empowerment Programme

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Employment and career training are crucial to a survivor's holistic recovery. In Vietnam, Hagar partners with institutions like the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation to run the Economic Empowerment Programme that provides capacity-building, training and career development for women who have survived extreme abuse and exploitation. “We want to empower...

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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 Huyen....

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