Thien’s Story

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I used to live in darkness and considered ending it all. When I was eighteen, I was trafficked to Russia where I worked illegally as a labourer. But even after I was rescued and returned home to Vietnam, I still couldn’t find a job that paid enough money to...

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A Breakthrough in Justice

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When one person makes a stand, it can change lives. This is the story of a life that is being restored thanks to the courage of one government official.

Shaima’s Story

Just two years ago, 21-year-old Shaima was a teacher in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. Over the next 18 months, she...

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Morsal’s Story

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“I come from a very religious and conservative family. After school, my parents told me that I could not continue my education. They wanted me to stay home, like most respectful young women are expected to do. Yet, my family is very poor and unable to provide for our...

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Hagar Celebrates 20 – Zarifa’s Story

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Thank you for being a part of Hagar’s journey to restore the lives of the most vulnerable.  Hagar is proud to have delivered 20 years of services to our clients in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam, working with women and children recovering from severe human rights abuse. To do this...

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Srey Poch’s Story

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“I don’t want to go back home yet. I feel unsafe in the rural countryside, especially because the perpetuator has not been arrested yet.” Srey Poch, 12 years old. Srey Poch used to live in a small village near the sea in Sihanoukville. Her father was a fisherman, and her...

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Srey Mom’s Story

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“I bought a lot of pills on my way back to Cambodia. I planned to take them and end my life. I didn’t have anything—no parents, no money. Not even a small hope of change.” –Sreymom The first time Sreymom went to live and work in Malaysia, she had a...

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Rangsy’s Story

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When I was 12 years old I ran away from home. Actually, it wasn’t really home but the alley where I found my mother and stepfather. My real father died when I was young. My mom and stepdad were drug addicts. That’s how we lost our house and ended...

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Tuan and Ny’s Story

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“I don’t know how old I was when I was sold. I just remember that I was small and that it happened many times. I want to blame my mother for what she did to me, but I don’t because she is my mother and we were too poor.”...

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Duyen Begins Her Journey to Recovery

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We were just supposed to be visiting China. That’s what she said. That’s what he said. But as soon as we crossed the border from Vietnam, I was given over to several men. They made me their “wife”—or housemaid. I was forced to live with them for a year. Finally,...

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Nita’s New Vision

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My name is Nita, and I am 9 years old. I study 2nd grade in school. My favourite subjects are English and Khmer Literature. In the future, I want to be a teacher so I can share my knowledge to the next generation. I just came back from Singapore for my...

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