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,...

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A Long(er) Road to Wholeness

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"I don’t want to go back home yet. I feel unsafe in the rural countryside, especially because the perpetrator 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 mother...

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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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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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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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An Extraordinary Olympics Winner

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18 year-old Ratanak was admitted to Hagar in 2009. Now he is studying at grade 2 at the integrated class at government school. He studies in the morning and receives training in the afternoon at Rabbit Café such as welcomes guests, cooking and t-shirt printing. He is friendly and hospitable...

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Calling an End to a Biting Nightmare

“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...

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Cruel Deception

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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...

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Be Strong for the Future – Sreynea’s Story

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I've always been happy with what I've had. My family was poor, but I didn’t complain. Whatever I needed to do to help us, I did — willingly. I wasn’t old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong. Until I met the foreigner.   At first he treated me...

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Zuhra Finds Freedom

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been alone. I’ve had my own mind. My own opinion. My own plan for my life. Although it is typical in my country for young girls to marry, it is unwanted by many. I was one of the lucky ones one...

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