Hagar is an international organisation committed to the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses. Hagar operates commercial and not for profit entities in pursuit of its mission – 'to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to transform the lives of those impacted by deep trauma and end the cycle of trafficking, slavery and abuse'.
Hagar responds to the most severe injustice and alienation against individual women and children. Hagar provides services without discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality or political persuasion.
I'm so passionate about doing what I can to make an impact on this world. I'm incredibly privileged that I got to grow up the way I did. I have come to realise that because of this I can actually make a real difference (and so can you). I may not be able to change the whole world, but I can change somebody's world. And that's what I want to do through Hagar. I feel very strongly about this cause because women and children have always been classified as second class citizens. While there's been so much growth and progression in equality in developed coutries, it still continues to be a challenge that people face. So I can only imagine what it may be like in a developing or poverished countries like Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam. If we want a world that is just and creates opportunities for everyone, then we need to protect the children and their mothers and that can be done by donating to Hagar.
In the wise words of Nelson Mandela 'we can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference'. Together we can do anything. So please GIVE GENEROUSLY ❤️
When you donate to Hagar, here’s how your gift transforms lives:
$25 - Books and materials to teach one woman to read.
Kim grew up poor. Then, her parents died. In the midst of an abusive marriage, her mother-in-law tried to sell her for sex. When she got to Hagar and learned to read, it was the first time she knew that she was good at something. Her life started to change.
$50 Intensive counselling services for one month.
Qujen was 13 when she was sold to a brothel by her own mother. After six dark months of unspeakable abuse, she was rescued. After one year with Hagar, Qujen had begun to heal.
$100 One week’s care for a woman at Hagar Women’s Shelter.
Srey Neang came to Hagar Women’s Shelter desperate and suicidal. A brutal acid attack had nearly ended her life. Slowly, her physical and emotional wounds began to heal. Now, she has a job, an apartment, and a new life. “Before I was weak,” Srey Neang says, “but now I am strong. I want to live.”
$250 One teacher’s monthly salary.
Taree came to Hagar after years of sexual abuse. She had anything but a normal childhood. She had rarely attended school. Then, after two years at Hagar’s ‘catch-up school’, she reached her age-appropriate grade level. Hagar helped her integrate into a Cambodian school. Now, she dreams of becoming a doctor.
*Note: All donors will receive a tax-deductable receipt