How do you look into the eyes of young girls ages 8-14 in Cambodia who have been sexual abused and exploited? I colored a picture with them, smiled a lot, and shared my love and attention. How do you care for three women in Vietnam who have survived trafficking and domestic violence? I listened to their stories, shared their tears, and offered my compassion.
My two weeks in Cambodia and Vietnam have given me the privilege of participating in the Human Rights Tour hosted by Hagar Australia. I was also able to meet with the Hagar International, Hagar Cambodia, and Hagar Vietnam staff. What an incredibly passionate and dedicated mosaic of gifted individuals and precious clients.
The Whole Journey, which seeks the restoration of women and children, finds Hagar at the intersection of some of the most extreme forms of human rights abuse and provides compassionate and capable hands for protection, recovery, economic empowerment, and reintegration into healthy communities. Our clients are worthy of the care, dignity, and safety that Hagar offers.
If you have not already, I encourage you to visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter for further updates. I also ask for your continued financial support and invite new partners to join Hagar USA as we build a coalition of Ambassadors for Abolition to resource and serve our program offices in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Your generous contributions are making a transformative impact in the lives of these remarkably courageous women and children.