Mission: We provide holistic, long-term services to women and children who have suffered human rights abuses, particularly human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and domestic violence. We do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore broken lives.
Programs: In 2012, hagar usa supported a transitional care center called 'the lighthouse' through hagar afghanistan. The program served 79 women and children from abusive backgrounds, providing refuge to those who had nowhere else to live due to threats of violence. A total of 48 women received vocational training to empower them economically. Also, hagar continued a capacity-building project in afghanistan to build a broad-based coalition to raise awareness about human trafficking, with the ultimate purpose to improve services provided to victims. Also, we supported the first phase of a project to research the scope and circumstances of afghan boys trafficked for sex and labor.
in 2012, hagar usa funds provided direct client support and staff training through hagar vietnam, based in hanoi. Over 60 women from backgrounds of human trafficking and domestic violence received personal development training, counseling, vocational training, and job training. They were supported in reintegration to community as their lives became whole again. Hagar usa funds allowed hagar vietnam staff to provide crucial long-term and intensive care to women for whom there were few other available options.
in 2012, hagar usa also contributed to holistic recovery services for women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses in cambodia. Specific programs supported by hagar usa funds included residential shelter care, an on-site health clinic, children's long-term education, vocational training and job placement for women, and spiritual nurture through hagar cambodia's spiritual wellness program. Hagar usa funds had a significant impact on nearly 800 individuals in our 2012 hagar cambodia programs, helping them rebuild their lives and become whole again.