Hagar is an international organisation committed to the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses. Hagar operates commercial and not for profit entities in pursuit of its mission – to do what ever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore a broken life. These endeavours are made possible by Hagar’s prolific private and public sector partnerships.
Hagar responds to the most severe injustice and alienation against individual women and children. Hagar provides services without discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality or political persuasion.
Hagar nurtures hope, healing, resilience, dignity, family and community so that all involved (donors, partners, staff and clients) experience transformation.
Hagar is tenacious in the face of the deep wounding that comes from severe abuse. Through its social programs, commercial businesses, and partnerships, Hagar ensures high quality services in healthcare, legal support, psychosocial support, education, family services, training and employment.
Hagar identifies the individual needs and potential of each survivor. Hagar is focused on the dignity and resilience of the individual and committed to real life-giving relationships that nurture each person to their full potential.
Explore the Hagar Timeline
Click the image to explore Hagar’s 20 year history working with survivors.
Hagar believes that all individuals have an equal right to protection from abuse regardless of race, nationality, social background, place of origin, age, gender, sexuality, disability, skin colour, religion or beliefs.We welcome and provide services to clients irrespective of any of these factors.
Hagar has developed and implemented policies that aim to protect the welfare of all individuals that we serve. The best interest of the client is the primary consideration, over and above any agenda to raise awareness, advocate about an issue, promote human rights or fundraise.
Accordingly, Hagar upholds and respects the privacy, dignity and rights of all Hagar clients. Hagar maintains confidentiality regarding a client’s personal information and situation (including the nature of services provided to the client). Hagar will not generally disclose such details to anyone outside the organisation, unless informed consent from the client (and/or his/her parent/legal guardian) has been obtained before such release of information.
ACFID Code of Conduct
Hagar Australia is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which is a voluntary, self – regulatory sector code of good practice. As a signatory, we are committed and fully adhere to the ACFID Code of Conduct, conducting our work with transparency, accountability and integrity.
As an ACFID member we are committed to meet the requirements of high standards of corporate governance, public accountability and financial management. For more information on the Code, visit the ACFID website on www.acfid.asn.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hagar Australia acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our office stands in Melbourne, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.