Hagar is a not-for-profit, faith-based organisation that exists to restore the lives of women and children that have been devastated by severe human rights abuses including slavery, paedophilia, torture and sexual exploitation.
Hagar serves clients in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam through its work in protection, recovery, economic empowerment, social enterprise, reintegration, and societal change.
Established in Cambodia in 1994, Hagar launched programming in both Afghanistan and Vietnam in 2009. Hagar also has support offices in New Zealand, Australia, United States, United Kingdomw, Singapore and Hong King. In 2004, the U.S. State Department named Hagar founder Pierre Tami as one of the its six international heroes in the struggle against the modern-day slave trade.
Hagar’s name derives from the biblical story of Hagar in Genesis 16 and 21.
Last year, Hagar supported 1,100 women and child victims of trafficking, domestic violence and exploitation in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam. They were among the world’s most broken and despondent people… but not now. Read their stories.