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Empower Women with Possibilities

Restoring Life & Dignity


Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's fastest developing countries.

And yet it remains a hot bed for human trafficking, and domestic violence is widespread.

Women are trafficked as brides to China and other neighbouring countries and lured by false job or marriage offers and then forced into exploitative situations.

Since 2008, Hagar has worked in Vietnam helping women survivors heal and rebuild their lives.

Country Snapshot

1 in 2 workers

1 in 2

workers work in the informal economy where labor laws aren’t enforced, spiking vulnerability to exploitation.

60 percent women


of married women have suffered physical or sexual abuse in their life

80% trafficking victims

1 in 10

of trafficking victims come from the country’s impoverished rural and mountainous regions

Our Work in Vietnam

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Survivor Care

  • Crisis shelter and support


  • Comprehensive social services for survivors and their dependents through holistic community-based care


  • The Hagar Hotline provides victims with 24/7 support and emergency interventions
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Preventing Exploitation

  • Media campaigns educate vulnerable people about the risks of human trafficking

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

  • Livelihoods program increases survivor income and reduces vulnerability to exploitation
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Systemic Change

  • Partnership with the Vietnam Women’s Union to drive societal change that benefits women and their children

  • Input into the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report

  • Community-based emergency response teams create change at the local level
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Despite it all, I remain unbroken.

Lua’s nightmare began with a simple glimmer of hope – an opportunity to provide her and her daughter with a better life.

A man Lua knew and trusted offered her a well-paid job in the UK. But when she arrived, she was imprisoned by human traffickers.

Watch her story.

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