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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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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