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Empower Women with Possibilities

Restoring Life & Dignity


Afghanistan is at the crucible of protracted conflict, extreme poverty, and economic disaster.

And it’s women and children who suffer the most.

Since 2008, Hagar has worked in Afghanistan walking the whole journey of healing and restoration with survivors and those at-risk for exploitation.

Country Snapshot

86 percent at risk


of Afghanistan's population is at-risk for human trafficking and slavery.

9 out of 10 poverty


Afghan people live below the poverty line.

30 percent girls married


of girls are married before their 18th birthday.

Our Work in Afghanistan

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Survivor Care

  • Residential shelters for women, girls and boys provide protection and holistic social services survivors of trafficking, slavery, and abuse

  • 12 Child-Friendly Spaces in Internally Displaced Person Camps (IDPs) provide comprehensive support for children
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Preventing Exploitation

  • Restoring Lives through Livelihood empowers at-risk women to gain the skills and tools to earn a living wage to support their families

  • Community Education Training helps local leaders know the signs of abuse and exploitation and to stop it before it starts
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Systemic Change

  • Collaboration with government agencies and international organizations to support vulnerable and exploited people.

As Jacob Heals, His Love for Learning Grows

When Jacob (name changed) arrived at Hagar, he was sad and angry. He was only 12 years old but trauma was already etched on his face.

After months of caring support from Hagar’s front line team in Afghanistan, Jacob has discovered a love for learning.

Read Jacob’s story

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