Chanty Begins A New Life

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When she was 23 years old, Chanty was married against her will. “My parents and grandparents forced me to get married to a man I didn’t love. I protested again and again but they forced me. I feel sad that they didn’t undersand me. I had no choice but to...

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Nassima fights for her future

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Nassima* was 18-years-old when she first arrived at Hagar Afghanistan. She had experienced some of the worst that life has to offer. She was physically abused at home by her father, sold into marriage, and then abused by her husband’s family. She became very depressed and planned to take her own...

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Naomi Gives Back

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Growing up in a remote region of Cambodia’s northeast, Naomi’s childhood is full of memories of playing in the trees, cool fresh morning filled with the smell of rubber from the plantations, red earth roads and paths bordered with lush greenery and rolling hills. But as beautiful as the scenery she...

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A Full Circle – Srey Mom’s Whole Journey At Hagar

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“I don’t remember much, but I remember when he forced his cap into my mouth to muffle my screams. It tasted of dust. And then, the rest is just a painful haze.” A maze of lush green fields, palm trees casting tall shadows, water buffalos basking in sun-clad waterholes. One...

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Mahida’s Story

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Madiha* tells her story straight-faced. She answers questions in a quiet, monotonous tone. “I will start from the beginning, because that’s where the violence started. My father died when I was a child, leaving my mother with my brother, my sister, and me. An enemy of our family would often threaten...

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