The Hard Truth About Recovery


The accusation is trafficking, the venue is a Cambodian court, the accused is a Hagar leader. At stake is the custody of a child who needs to stay safe and anonymous. How did it happen? Because, sometimes when a child is a key witness in a trial and the...

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Poverty is Not The Issue


"Why was she trafficked?"

"Because she came from a poor village...."

This kind of language seems ubiquitous in the rising conversation about trafficking around the world.  Somehow its becoming acceptable to blame trafficking on poverty and label poverty reduction programmes as prevention measures.

I am not a technical expert with a trail of...

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Prison is no place for a child to grow up


But as Hagar is learning, hundreds of children live with their parents in jail. They have little food, disease runs rampant, sanitation is poor, and opportunities for the future like schooling and work placements are non-existent. That doesn't begin to address the challenges for parents and children in reintegrating into...

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Letting Go of Shame


This is Neth's story and there are many more like him. With your help, we can help more boys like Neth, who have survived the greatest of exploitation, to become whole again.

There is a shame that does not go away.

The shame of being taunted and teased for my disability,...

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Be Loved, Be Free


Veata, a young 17 year old dreamed of a different future, to be able to provide for herself and her family.

That is why she signed on with a Malaysian employment agency for domestic workers. She flew to Malaysia to start her new life but her dreams were smashed when...

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