In spite of Singapore’s rapid development, it remains a transit and destination country for victims of human trafficking. Passport confiscation is a widespread and accepted practice, which leaves more than 1.35 million foreign workers vulnerable to human trafficking. The first anti-trafficking law was passed in Singapore in 2014, and with the support of the government, Hagar is making significant strides in ensuring that survivors are protected and cared for.
Hagar was originally established in Singapore as a support office. However, after identifying an urgent need for comprehensive recovery services, we expanded to provide support to survivors who had been trafficked into Singapore. We now provide counselling, case management and help to repatriate survivors where possible, as many have been trafficked from neighbouring countries. We also work closely with the Singapore Government to ensure that survivors of trafficking are comprehensively supported throughout legal processes.
Learn more about how our work in Singapore is changing lives.