More than 40 million people are enslaved across the world. One in four are children and 71% are women. Most live in Asia-Pacific, our nearest neighbors.
Hagar works across Asia, supporting women and children to rebuild their lives after experiencing slavery, human trafficking or severe abuse. We believe in hope. It’s what we see in every person. We don’t see a victim. We see a survivor, full of possibility and great human potential.
Since launching in Cambodia in 1994, Hagar has helped over 19,000 people recover and forge new lives after deeply traumatic experiences. We ensure each survivor has access to specialised trauma counselling, a safe place to live, legal advice and medical care. We also help them catch up on school, undertake training, university studies and find work.
We empower women and children at every stage of their journey towards full recovery and equip them to join us in playing a lead role in the global fight to end these horrific practices.