2016 Mid Year Report

Fast Facts: Human Trafficking

Sexualisation of children an issue that needs to be faced

Hagar NZ works with women and children that have been trafficked and exploited, or abused in some way.
Hagar NZ works with women and children that have been trafficked and exploited, or abused in some way.
Advocates for women and girls are calling on New Zealand to address its role in the global trade for females' bodies. Australian advocate for women...

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Hagar employing in Auckland!

Hagar NZ is excited to advertise for a new Fundraiser/Territory Manager to join the team. Based in Auckland, this position will play a key role in advocating for Hagar and fundraising for our work. Details can be found here.

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Melinda Tankard Reist touring with Hagar


You can catch Melinda at the following venues:

  • Friday August 5th, 7.30-9pm    Petone Baptist, 38 Buick St, Petone, Wellington

  • Sunday August 7th, 7-8.30pm  HIllview Christian School, 150 Wilsons Rd, St Martins, Christchurch

  • Monday August 8th 7.30-9pm  South West Baptist Auditorium, cnr Lyttleton and Cobham Sts, Spreydon, Christchurch. 


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Interview with Al Jazeera

Hagar was recently visited by al Jazeera to find out more about children who have been trafficked. We were informed they were so impressed by the standard of Hagar's work in counselling trafficking survivor's. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= I

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Handcuffed for Hagar raises $24,000!

Participants in Christchurch’s City 2 Surf saw something a bit different this year, as 39 people dressed in black walked the 6km event handcuffed together to raise awareness of human trafficking, and funds for Hagar’s work. Our initial goal of raising $5000 in sponsorship was rapidly exceeded and...

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Nassima Pursues her Dreams

Before she turned 16 years old, Nassima’s father informed her that she was to be married off to a man over twice her age. This was not a marriage of love but about money, and she refused to obey her father. He turned violent against her, wanting...

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Long’s new-found Joy

Long called Hagar’s hotline sometime in September 2015, requesting financial support for her to undergo abortion. Her boyfriend had abandoned her after learning about her pregnancy and she didn’t want her parents to find out. She was aware of the shame it would cause if the news...

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Creative Arts for Healing in Vietnam

Art therapy is used with Hagar clients as it has a number of benefits. It allows clients to communicate what is sometimes difficult to put into words and manage difficult emotions and circumstances. Art therapy can also help clients feel understood, gain skills, provide a sense of achievement and it allows...

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