Today, most Cambodians live in extreme poverty, with more than 77 percent of the population earning less than $2 a day. (1) Women and children disproportionately bear the burden of intermittent employment and limited access to health and education services.Sexual and domestic violence are also realities within Cambodian society. Extreme poverty, low levels of literacy, gender inequities, alcoholism, and a history of civil war are all contributing factors. Cambodia also experiences significant internal and cross-border trafficking – it is a source, transit and destination country.In Cambodia, Hagar serves women and children who have survived the most extreme cases of human rights abuse – sexual exploitation and violent rape, trafficking for labour and forced work, domestic violence and acid attacks. Hagar walks the entire journey of recovery – through recovery shelters, legal support, education and employment programmes, health care, trauma counseling and transitional and reintegration support – so that our clients can live in community once again with dignity.


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