Hagar’s Impact in 2015

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2015 was a year of breakthroughs for Hagar in Singapore and around the world. From expanding our recovery services to trafficking survivors in Singapore, to stronger child protection and successful resettlement of survivor victims in their original communities, there is much to celebrate and be thankful for.

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dbWoman Bands Together for Freedom

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On 4 December 2015, dbWoman of Deutsche Bank Singapore raised a massive $86,000 in aid of trafficking survivors supported by Hagar Singapore. In keeping with the company's strong culture and commitment in helping women in their firm realise their full potential, it is very much at the top of their...

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“I Am No Different, This Could Be Me.”

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Hello! I’m Daphne, I'm 19 and I've just graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) with a Diploma in Social Work. I first started to develop an interest in Social Work back in secondary school. It was during the time when I was following a series of TV programmes showing celebrities...

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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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My Dream Fulfilled

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Today, I am a business woman and I am proud of myself.   I am 38 years old and I live with my five children.   In the past, whenever I encountered trouble I always thought of killing myself. That was the only solution I could think of.   My husband would drink and...

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A Second Chance

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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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Coming Home

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Anh, now 22, was just 18 years old when she was trafficked to China and forced to be a prostitute. For more than a year, she suffered her “darkest days” full of pain and sorry.   After 13 months of abuse, Anh was able to escape and leave China. But...

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Sold And Abused

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When I was 13, my father arranged my marriage with a 45-year-old man, who promised my family money in exchange for me. I was very unhappy with him, but endured life with him for one year before running back to my home. My father was very angry when I...

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Forgetting the Pain

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With her black sharp eyes, Kalyan is a friendly and energetic woman. It is hard to believe that she has had such a dark past. When she was 15 years old, she was trafficked for sexual exploitation by her mother. Now, aged 18, she is a beautiful young woman living...

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Life As an Afghan Woman

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"Did I want to marry a mentally disabled man? No, but when has anyone ever cared what I wanted? I wanted to get an education, but things like that aren’t for Afghan girls like me." -Zarifa   We lived with my husband’s family and all of them were mean. From...

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