The Changing Fortunes of Afghan Women

Changing fortunes of Afghan women
Women received education and were given opportunities to pursue careers in the healthcare and civil service sectors. Women had a voice in politics and were given the right to vote. Women walked freely on the streets and wore knee-length skirts. Unbeknownst to most, this was the life of Afghan women...

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Life as a Woman in Afghanistan

Afghan Women in Burka by Lizette Potgieter
"What is it like to be a woman in Afghanistan?" Photo by Lizette Potgieter A country ravaged by decades of war, conflict and violence, Afghanistan in 2017 was ranked among the five most dangerous countries in the world. In the first few months of this year alone, a string...

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Volunteers for HAGAR Charity Golf 2018

Volunteer for HAGAR charity golf
We are back for the 4th year this July! With a refreshing line-up of activities on the golf course, get ready for an exciting day of fun with like-minded folks, raring to make a difference! A major endeavour, happening on 20 July 2018 at the Seletar Country Club, we are calling...

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Best Bargains… but At What Cost?

Forced labour in Uzbekistan cotton industry
While we seek out the best bargains that we can lay our hands on and are proud of the deals we get, do we really know what is the cost of these deals?

Source: Human Rights Watch

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Being Hopeful Even in the Face of Injustice

Vatey hopeful in the face of injustice
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" The sixteen-year-old hesitated for a moment, her dark brows furrowing as she pouted her lips, deep in thought. We glanced at each other, worried. Was it too soon? It was indeed a normal question to ask any teenager on the brink...

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Asymmetric power relations at the heart of labour exploitation

Foreign worker in Singapore article banner
In February 2017, Channel News Asia published an article on sentencing of a man who had exploited more than 100 foreign workers. These workers were pressured into falsely declaring and accepting lower salaries than was promised on their work passes – if they refused they were told that they would...

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Myanmar: Country in Development Conflict

Streets of Myanmar
As Myanmar transited from military-governed isolation to democratic rule in 2011, the country is projected to enjoy robust economic development and business growth. Unfortunately, the flip side of the rapid democratic and economic reform, is a significant increase in the vulnerable groups being left marginalised as the population struggles to...

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Critical Medical Appeal for Kids like Som Roth

Critical medical appeal for kids like Som Roth
The cause for medical care, right here in the communities we reach, needs you. Will you consider making a gift to help them get well? Medical care is too expensive for our clients, many of whom are children trapped in a cycle of poverty, exploitation and abuse. Amongst them, a child...

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Aura cooks up a special lunch for International Women’s Day

Aura and HAGAR lunch promotion for IWD 2018
Are you hungry for change? Head down to the Singapore National Gallery at Saint Andrew’s Road and dine for a worthwhile cause this International Women’s Day! Better yet, bring your female co-workers along and treat them to a lovely lunch set. The delicacies in the menu were specially designed to honour...

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NUS Law IV 2018 presents Valediction

NUS Law IV 2018 Valediction photos
Reflection by Deborah Looi, a passionate supporter of HAGAR. Deborah is currently spending six months of her sabbatical break helping the Singapore office pursue their goals of rebuilding lives.
I didn’t know law students could act, sing and dance so well. My brother is a lawyer and he is certainly not...

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