Tien’s Whole Journey

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Empowering Vulnerable Women in Northern Vietnam

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  Yen Bai Province is situated in Northern Vietnam, identified as one of Vietnam’s hot spots for human trafficking. Since 2011, 71 cases of women and child trafficking have been reported to Yen Bai provincial authorities. [1] With the help of Hagar’s key partner ‘Yen Bai Women’s Union’, a community-based Satellite Care Centre...

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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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Rany’s Story

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You changed my life! Thank you from Ghiang

Our 2015 Christmas Appeal focussed on raising funds to enable Hagar Vietnam to support the ongoing medical needs faced by Ghiang (pronouced "Zan"), a young 14 year old girl badly beaten and left for dead. Click here to read her story. Below is a letter from Don Lord, Hagar NZ's Executive Director,...

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Sokha’s Story

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My name is Sokha and I was born in Phnom Penh. Our family didn’t have much but we were happy. My mother worked in the factory and my father was a driver. I was in school and doing okay. But one event changed my life forever. I was abused...

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