Hagar at New Wine

It was a great privilege to represent both Hagar and our partner organisation Tearfund at this years New Wine festival, held at the Kapiti Coast at the end of January.  Speaking on the topic of "Reaching People", Sarah Scott Webb was able to share powerful stories about how...

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Micaela Cronin Appointed Hagar International CEO

  The Board of Hagar International Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Micaela Cronin as Chief Executive Officer, Hagar International. Micaela has worked in the community sector for more than 25 years and become a recognised leader at state and national level...

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Holy sin: child abuse in Cambodia’s Buddhist pagodas


Recent cases of monks committing child abuse have focused attention on the response from authorities and the Buddhist hierarchy

“I lived at the pagoda. There was a monk who mistreated me,” a young boy told Alastair Hilton in his 2008 study, I Thought It Could Never Happen To Boys. The child...

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Joint Press Release 12 October 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anti-trafficking organisations are deeply concerned at the handling of allegations into a report that Korean women are being held against their will in an Auckland apartment. Sarah Scott Webb from Hagar New Zealand says “the attention of both the media and authorities has been...

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Mad Hatters and Sistas

It was a mad mad time in Lincoln recently! August 8th saw 150 people turn out (in full costume!) to enjoy Lincoln's "Mad Hatter's Tea Party". Complete with "Mad Hatter's" themed food, beautiful china tea sets, and musicians from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, it was an outstanding event and...

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Hagar tours with Melinda Tankard Reist

The average business man pays $1,609 for a flight to Bangkok, $211 per night for a hotel room, $22.81 for a meal, $6.50 for a taxi and $5 for a child prostitute.

  Earlier this month Hagar had the privilege of accompanying Australian activist and speaker Melinda Tankard Reist on a speaking...

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New Hagar Research: Reintegration of Cambodian Trafficked Men

  PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (August 21, 2015) — Research exploring the trends in trafficking of Cambodian men, the needs of survivors and the extent of reintegration assistance available for trafficked men, conducted by Hagar, was unveiled today to Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, members...

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Research in trafficked Cambodian fishermen

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They threatened that if anyone got seriously ill, they would feed them to the fish.” Growing up in Banteay Meanchy province was not easy. Earning an income has always been a struggle. Although he completed grade two of public school, Rith cannot read and write. One day, a man visited his...

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Hagar NZ Announces New Partnership

Hagar New Zealand is delighted to announce a new partnership with TEAR Fund NZ, one of New Zealand’s leading aid and development agencies and a key organisation working to combat human trafficking. Don Lord, Hagar NZ’s Executive Director, says “this partnership will enable us to work together to provide...

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“They shot one of my friends, he died”

Fishing Slavery

A Message from our CEO, Don Lord;

June 24, 2015 Two weeks ago, a member of our team was sitting in an office Phnom Penh with the Regional Director of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) discussing the future of 550 young men and boys who had just been rescued...

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