Shahida

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When I was 13, my father arranged my marriage with a 45-year-old man, who promised my family money in exchange for me. I was very unhappy with him, but endured life with him for one year before running back to my home. My father was very angry when I returned....

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Healing and Justice for Chantea

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I was told to release the whole story but wasn’t sure if I could handle recalling what happened to me. I was nine when my stepfather raped me. I didn’t understand why he would do this—especially since he was supposed to love my mother. I was constantly scared and couldn’t...

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Linh Overcomes the Darkness

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I wasn’t afraid of poverty. I didn’t know another way. What got me was the loneliness. Would my dream of a complete and happy family ever be reality?

When I was little, my mom passed away. She wasn’t my real mother—but my adopted one. I’ve never known my biological family....

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Rany’s Story

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My name is Rany. I’m sixteen years old and originally from the rural province of Prey Veng. For most of my childhood though, I’ve lived in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. My life was difficult growing up. The memories are hard to forget. My father never allowed me to go to...

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Zaman’s Story

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GUEST BLOG by Catherine Gladwell,
Director of Refugee Support Network, UK

 

Zaman paused after he spoke, and looked down at the floor of the Hagar office. ‘Speaking to you is bringing it all back you know, my life in the UK.’ Stories started to spill out of his...

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Thien’s Story

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Thien is 21 years old from Central Vietnam and a survivor of labour trafficking, sent to Russia three years ago. After her rescue, she travelled to various metropolitan cities in Vietnam to find work, but found herself trapped in a series of low paying jobs. Thien decided to approach...

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A Breakthrough in Justice

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When one person makes a stand, it can change lives. This is the story of a life that is being restored thanks to the courage of one government official.

Shaima’s Story

Shaima was repeatedly raped and forced into months of sex work. When she was finally able to escape, Shaima was interrogated...

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Hagar Celebrates 20 – Zarifa’s Story

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Thank you for being a part of Hagar’s journey to restore the lives of the most vulnerable.  Hagar is proud to have delivered 20 years of services to our clients in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam, working with women and children recovering from severe human rights abuse. To do this...

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Hagar Celebrates 20 – Zarifa’s Story

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Thank you for being a part of Hagar’s journey to restore the lives of the most vulnerable.  Hagar is proud to have delivered 20 years of services to our clients in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam, working with women and children recovering from severe human rights abuse. To do this...

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Morsal’s Story

“I come from a very religious and conservative family. After school, my parents told me that I could not continue my education. They wanted me to stay home, like most respectful young women are expected to do. Yet, my family is very poor and unable to provide for our needs....

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