Everyone Deserves a Second Chance
by Lee Shaun Tzen
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Jan 2016, 12 AM
I want to raise this campaign to help one woman or child get the help they need to be restored. Each year, Hagar works to restore the lives of over 1,000 women and children who have been trafficked, abused and sexually exploited. Human trafficking and gender-based violence are prevalent in the countries we work in. For women and girls, the threat of sexual exploitation and abuse is grave, 10% of these clients have intellectual disabilities. The ultimate goal is to help each of these survivor victims get over their painful past, realise their innate potential and put them on the path of self-sustainability where they will be able to help themselves in the long run.
Hagar is an international NGO committed to the recovery and economic empowerment of women and children who are survivors of extreme human rights abuse, particularly in the area of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and sexual exploitation.
We are in 10 countries worldwide. For women and girls, the threat of sexual exploitation and abuse is grave, and 10% of these clients have intellectual disabilities. Hagar receives into our care those who have suffered the worst of human conditions and many are referred to Hagar by the local government and non-governmental organisations in the country. We walk the whole journey with each individual, ensuring holistic healing, legal and physical protection, social rehabilitation, education and economic empowerment for eventual reintegration into society.
In Singapore, we provide legal aid, trauma recovery services, and skills training for girls trafficked to Singapore for sexual exploitation. Further to that, Hagar also assists by coordinating their return to their home country and resettle them in their communities upon conclusion of their court hearings in Singapore.
The ultimate goal is to help each of these trafficked and abused survivors get over their painful past, realise their innate potential and put them on the path of self-sustainability where they will be able to help themselves in the long run. Our purpose is singular. We do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to restore a broken life.