Hagar Singapore Board Appoints Executive Director

Hagar welcomes Michael Chiam as Executive Director of its Support Office in Singapore. View the official press release.

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Hagar Hong Kong Board Appoints Executive Director

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Hagar welcomes Melissa Petros as Executive Director for Hagar’s Support Office in Hong Kong. Learn more about her appointment on this official press release.

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Myanmar Announcement

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Located in South East Asia, Myanmar is among the world’s Least Developed Countries, with low GDP, weak human assets and high economic vulnerability. [1] In 2014, Hagar intends to provide services in this nation for women and children who have experienced extreme human rights abuses. Read the full announcement...

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Life in Suspension

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Sometimes, I wonder, at the 10 year mark since our arrival in this country, whether I should be better adjusted. But part of me shouts back, we should never adjust to and accept injustice or exploitation (not here, not anywhere). Today, one of our female staff resigned. An arrangement for her...

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Celebrating Freedom

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Very often our clients have victories – but they are small. A step here. A stride there. But we celebrate them just the same. Because the journey of recovery is a long, difficult one. And each step deserves celebration. But this week I watched, via a blurry Skype video connection,...

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Unveiling the Mess

Human trafficking is anything but simple. And in Vietnam, the complexities of family, religion, culture, and traditional vs. modern values, make it even more thorny. Learn more in this Huffington Post article which quotes Hagar.

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A Bright Spot

In the midst of completing a case study on the evolution of Hagar’s social enterprise model, Hagar posted a new story about Huyen, one of my former employees at Joma Bakery Cafe. The inspiring update was timely, as my case study is largely an honest account of lessons learned.

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Our Whole Year- 10 Highlights in 2012

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“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” ~Hal Borland There is something refreshing about closing out a year. Remembering the 12 months that have rolled past, with all the successes and learnings and failures,...

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Reaffirming the Rights of all Children to Life with Dignity

On December 6, Hagar’s Support for Children of Incarcerated Parents (SCIP) project formally launched. Sarah Bearup, Hagar Cambodia Country Director, shared the following speech. Learn more about the SCIP project and how you can support it. Tonight is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to fundamental human rights, and...

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Tim Rann Reflects on Hagar Social Enterprise Group

I joined Hagar a few weeks after the onset of the global financial recession in late-2008.  I was tasked with completing the formation of Hagar Social Enterprise Group (HSEG), a company that would provide strategic and operational support to Hagar’s social enterprises to help them grow and better accomplish...

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