Actor Rachel Griffiths applauds Modern Slavery Act announced by Government

Hagar Australia’s Patron, Rachel Griffiths, has applauded today’s announcement that the Australian Government will introduce a Modern Slavery Act, requiring large companies to report annually on what they have done to prevent slavery in their supply chains.

The announcement comes after Hagar, together with a broad...

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Actor Rachel Griffiths welcomes new measures to combat overseas child abuse


Hagar Australia’s Patron, Rachel Griffiths, has welcomed today’s announcement by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that the Australian Government will introduce new measures to prevent paedophiles from travelling overseas to abuse vulnerable children.

The announcement comes after the actor contacted Senator...

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2016 Impact Report

View the infographic to take a sneak peek at the impact you helped Hagar to achieve in 2016.   The full 2016 Annual Report will be released soon with more detail.   Thank you for helping us to change lives in 2016. _

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A Village Chief’s brave decision changes a life.

Village Chief
We have the most wonderful story to share with you! Actually, it is an exciting update to the story of Sophea we shared with you a few weeks ago. You may remember that Sophea...

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There are 45 million slaves in the world. What can we do about it?

The latest Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there are more than 45 million human beings trapped in slavery today. We must act urgently to turn this around.


Read Hagar Australia CEO Jo Pride's article in the The Huffington Post on how we can work together to...

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Hagar Partners with Matcha Sisters

Matcha Sisters
Melbourne entrepreneur, Phoebe Lay started her business Matcha Sisters in late 2015 with a dual purpose in mind; promote healthy lifestyles through the sale of ceremonial grade matcha tea, and support survivors of human trafficking. We are proud to be the charity partner for Matcha Sisters, who are donating 50% of their...

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Fast Facts: Human Trafficking

We stand with the 21 million men, women and children who have experienced extreme human rights abuses due to forced labour, domestic violence, exploitation and trafficking. We at Hagar believe that survivors have the right to high quality trauma-informed services, enabling each individual to regain their dignity and secure their...

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Transitioning of the House of Smiles

In December 2015, all six clients who were living at Hagar’s House of Smiles Disability Project Group Home transitioned into government services through the Ministry of Social, Veteran and Youth Affairs (MoSVY). With a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) now signed between Hagar and MoSVY, this long- planned exit strategy is hailed as...

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Introducing Hagar Australia’s new CEO, Jo Pride

Jo Pride.
The board of Hagar Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Pride as the new CEO of Hagar Australia. Jo will assume the leadership of Hagar Australia’s pioneering, 22-year work, as part of the global Hagar network, in restoring the lives and futures of the survivors of trafficking and...

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MP visit to Cambodia


We were privileged to brief Australian MPs in Phnom Penh on January 18, 2016 about the challenges of labour migration and the importance of comprehensive recovery services. The MPs visited Cambodia as part of a learning tour organised by Save the Children to enable them to see first-hand a range of...

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