Unpacking the Act on the Prevention of Human Trafficking in Singapore

On 11 June 2015, Hagar Singapore organised a legal workshop for NGO staff, volunteers and supporters, to unpack the new Act on the Prevention of Human Trafficking in Singapore and its implications on various fronts. Workshop presentation courtesy of the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office. The speaker of the...

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HAGAR Trains Singapore Policemen on Human Trafficking

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Appointed by the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-In-Persons and the Ministry of Home Affairs, HAGAR conducted its first round of Trafficking In Persons training to the Singapore Police Force in August 2014. Its key purpose was to increase specialised training for frontline officers in the identification of sex and...

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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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New Trafficking Law Passed in Singapore

Early this month, the Government of Singapore passed a Law dedicated to combat Human Trafficking in the nation.

Learn what Hagar is doing to support the Singapore Police Force in identifying trafficking victims and how to support them. Read more here.

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Hagar Vietnam Welcomes New Country Director

Hagar International is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Kelly as Country Director of Hagar Vietnam.   Kerry was raised in the Bronx, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emory University and went on to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner from Stony Brook University in...

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Stamping Out Transnational Crime in Singapore


As part of the Singapore Government's Inter-Agency Taskforce's commitment to combat human trafficking, one of its key initiatives is to organise training programmes to help strengthen the capabilities of frontline law enforcement officers so that they will be adequately equipped to deal with this difficult group of perpetrators and assist...

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Hagar Cambodia Welcomes New Country Director

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Hagar International is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Penfold as Country Director of Hagar Cambodia. Steve Penfold is both a leader and public health professional with over 17 years in operational and strategic management roles. His technical expertise stems from both international and UK experience. He brings to...

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New Hagar Study Sheds Light on Male Child Trafficking in Afghanistan

Photo courtesy of Jane Thorson KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: An unprecedented study of 210 stakeholders in Afghanistan, including 130 boys, has found that on average one in 10 of the boys interviewed had experienced human trafficking. The study, Forgotten No More: Male Child Trafficking in Afghanistan, was conducted by...

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Singapore MP Proposes Private Member’s Human Trafficking Bill

A Bill to propose a dedicated law to combat human trafficking will be drafted and tabled before Parliament within a year.   Taking the lead in introducing this Bill is lawyer-MP Christopher de Souza. A private member's Bill introduced by MPs who are not Cabinet ministers is rare. The last to...

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