Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew

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On behalf of the Board and management of Hagar Singapore, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the family of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, our founding father. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as we share in their loss.

Mr Lee...

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Humans Are Not For Sale!

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Singapore is seen as an attractive destination by human trafficking syndicates. Due to high economic activity in Singapore, our country is a prime target for traffickers who exploit needy individuals with empty promises of good jobs and economic opportunities. Over the last three years, the Inter-Agency Taskforce for Trafficking in...

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A Road Less Travelled

Born and raised in Singapore, Wei used to be a difficult and defiant child, which caused her parents to be constantly worried for her.   When Wei was 13, she joined the Singapore Youth Military and learned all the critical skills required of a survivor and fighter. At the age...

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40 Gift Ideas for A Meaningful Christmas

Before we know it, Christmas is knocking on our door. Especially in urban and developed societies like Singapore, Christmas seems more commercial than yesteryears. Some of its deeper meaning seems to have faded against the backdrop of the glitz and glamour of the consumer season. We buy stuff every other...

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Hagar Trains Singapore Policemen on Human Trafficking

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Last month, Hagar conducted its first round of Trafficking In Persons training to the Singapore Police Force. Its key purpose was to increase specialized training for frontline officers in the identification of sex and labour trafficking.   Singapore is a destination country for sex and labour trafficking and also a...

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Joma Bakery Café – Social Enterprise Spotlight

We are often asked about our approach to social business: What does it look like? Who do we partner with? What is the impact? Hagar’s experience with business runs deep in our veins, right back to our very start as an organisation. In its infancy, Hagar started its first enterprise, a...

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Giving a Gift of Sight

"You see, her name is *Nita, and at the age of 7 days (yes, 7 DAYS), she suffered a brutal acid attack. What's an acid attack you say? That's when someone throws acid at you. And at 7 days old, an infant can't really do much to protect herself...

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Overcoming the Past. Daring to Dream.

"I learned about myself, how to overcome difficulties, forgiveness and be a stronger person, as if I am a flower that has blossomed beautifully." -Hanh, 16, survivor of sex trafficking The room hummed with activity. Each woman, carefully handpicking pens and markers, putting ink to paper. A giggle....

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When We Couldn’t Say No Anymore


by Amie Gosselin

We couldn’t say no anymore.

It was 2009. Hagar had been caring for women and girls in Cambodia for 15 years, time and experience maturing our approach to long-term care for victims of abuse.

But then the phone calls started.

The police at the station said, “I know you care...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions That Promise A HAPPIER 2014

[caption id="attachment_5428" align="alignleft" width="400"] A drawing done by one of the clients at our recovery shelter in Cambodia while undergoing trauma-focused therapies. Painted in vibrant colours, the drawing depicts her journey to safety and restoration ever since her life fell apart years ago.[/caption] What is your new year's...

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