What We Do
Hagar works to end the cycle of trafficking, slavery and abuse that exploits women and children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam.
We help survivors heal, recover and thrive by helping them to secure safe accommodation, access counselling, get legal support, complete their education and find suitable employment.
We help communities create change by providing training and awareness to help stop trafficking, slavery and abuse of women and children.
We advocate for Australia to be a leader in the movement to end to human trafficking, slavery and abuse and believe governments, companies, civil society and citizens all have an important role to play
Issues We Tackle
Human trafficking, modern slavery and abuse presents a global crisis. Right now, there are millions of people trafficked, enslaved, exploited and abused.
Every 30 seconds a person is coerced into forced labour and extreme exploitation by human traffickers.
FBI, USA, 2016
Approximately 40.3 million people are living in modern slavery today.
Alliance 8.7, 2017
1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced either physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime.
To find out more, visit Hagar Resources here. Hagar is committed to supporting more communities where trafficking, slavery, exploitation and abuse are growing in prevalence. We want to empower women and children with skills to take action against the traffickers and abusers.
Hagar Australia, as part of the global Hagar network, is ambitious to transform as many lives as possible and do all that we can to prevent human trafficking, slavery and abuse. To hold ourselves to account we established four goals to guide our work.
You can read our full Strategic Plan here.
Last year we celebrated:
- Supporting 1,126 survivors on their journey to healing and independence.
- Empowering 865 women and children through education and job training.
- Equipping 8,645 community members with training to help prevent human trafficking and domestic violence, including through online safety and positive parenting.
The Whole Journey
Hagar sees each individual as unique. Each of our clients has a unique story and the way in which they experience the impacts of trauma is personal to them. For this reason, our approach to supporting each client is tailored uniquely to their needs and aspirations. Hagar works with each survivor to; – secure safe accommodation – access counselling and case management – obtain legal support – progress their education – secure employment – reintegrate into the community. We call this the whole journey.
Ending the Cycle of Trauma
The cycle of trauma often leads to more exploitation and abuse. We want to end that cycle. Here’s how: We call this the whole journey.
PROTECT We ensure a safe environment, including legal support, for our clients, staff, and caregivers.
HEAL We help individuals recover from the impact of trauma.
THRIVE We empower those recovering from trauma through education, training and job placement
LEAD We amplify the voices and experiences of those we serve to bring about systemic changes needed to combat trafficking, slavery and abuse.
We ensure a safe environment, including legal support, for our clients, staff, and caregivers.
We help individuals recover from the impact of trauma.
We empower those recovering from trauma through education, training and job placement
We amplify the voices and experiences of those we serve to bring about systemic changes needed to combat trafficking, slavery and abuse.
Stories of hope
Read the stories of the women and children who are now thriving and on their journey of recovery from the trauma of trafficking, slavery and abuse.