Hiep’s Story

Hiep grew up in the mountains of Northern Vietnam. Hagar staff still remember the first time they visited her at home after she called the Hagar hotline. They arrived in Hiep’s village just before sunset, and then had to walk another hour to find her house. The only way they...

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Zarifa’s Story

Zarifa had never felt heard before she came to Hagar. She was married at a young age to a man with an abusive family, but like many girls her age, she really just wanted to go to school. She wanted to get a job. She wanted to live safely and independently as someone with agency and control over...

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Sok and King’s Story

Just over a year ago, in Battambang, Cambodia, Sok Channy and his wife King Sokhorn began the journey of fostering children with Hagar.

Sok and King share that their foster children inspire them daily, but fostering doesn’t come without its challenges. The real joy for Sok and King comes from the...

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Najia’s Story

Najia is a 23 year old client of Hagar in Afghanistan. She loved school as a child and was eager to learn all that she could. Najia’s education came to a halt when she turned 14 and was forced to marry a stranger.

Physical threats and pressure from her family left...

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Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Report 2017

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This morning, as the TIP report for 2017 was released, we echo the sentiments of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, “The scale of human trafficking is atrocious. The silence that conceals this crime is disgraceful. We have to speak out because the victims are living in fear for their lives....

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