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!

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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

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Hagar NZ is excited to announce the upcoming visit by Melinda Tankard Reist. Melinda is a Canberra author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. She is well known for her work on the sexualisation of children and her efforts to address violence against women. Melinda has...

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Interview with Al Jazeera

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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Setara’s Story

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My story is full of suffering. When I was 13, my father arranged for me to be married to a member of the Taliban. I refused and appealed to the rest of my family for help, but they forced the marriage anyway. I had to escape, so I ran away...

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Nassima Fights for her future

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  Nassima was 18 years old when she first arrived at Hagar. She had experienced some of the worst that life has to offer. She was physically abused at home by her father, sold in to marriage, and then abused by her husband’s family as well. She became very depressed and planned...

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