Hagar restores to wholeness the lives of women and children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam that have been torn apart by human rights abuse. Walking the whole journey of protection, recovery, empowerment and integration with each individual is the whole reason for Hagar.
Every woman and child who comes to Hagar knows terror, isolation and despair. They know the physical agony of rape and violence and the heartache of rejection and humiliation. Because of the deep wounding of severe abuse, Hagar provides long-term, individualized services for women and children, including residential and transitional care, medical support, legal aid, counselling, education, family services and employment.
Although each individual’s journey is different, each woman and child walks through four critical steps: protection, recovery, economic empowerment, and integration. This process takes time – sometimes years.
We believe that broken lives can become whole again.
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.