Our Campaign Story

ends 22 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM

In 3 weeks time I will be running a half marathon, something I have never thought I could or would do! So as I step out of my comfort zone, I want to invite you all to join me in support of Hagar.
Hagar is a charity that works to restore the lives of women and children who have been victims of trafficking and abuse. Earlier this year, I visited Hagar's shelter in Vietnam. I met survivors of extreme human rights abuse and heard how some of the women and young girls had been sold, not once or twice but many times. I had a glimpse of the great trauma they live with, often pain too hard to verbalize. Hagar is providing not only a safe home but ongoing professional care and support to help these women (and their children) heal, find restored dignity and rebuild their lives.
I have personally witnessed the great love and dedication the Hagar team have for this cause, and I want to show the same by running with the staff and beneficiaries in the Angkor Wat marathon to raise funds for victims of trafficking.
Thank you for joining us by giving as you are able, every little helps!

About Campaign

Our 2nd Run For Freedom, HAGAR will be running at the Angkor Wat Half Marathon on December 3, 2017 to express our solidarity for women and children who have suffered extreme human rights abuses.

For them, the race to recovery is a daily challenge as they grapple with the memories of the trauma. Your donation will send a strong message of hope and encouragement to continue persevering, and also provide tangible help to enable them to start their life anew.

In Singapore, HAGAR has been running a trauma recovery and resettlement programme for girls trafficked into the country for sexual and labour exploitation. A popular transit and destination hub for trafficking activities, false job offers are used to trick them across the borders. Upon being rescued, HAGAR assists them by providing a range of services from legal protection, trauma recovery, education, vocational training and finally helping them to reintegrate back to their local community and enhancing their abilities to combat re-exploitation.

A registered charity in Singapore, HAGAR is an international organisation operating in 10 countries worldwide to raise public awareness on human rights and tangible support for survivors. The Singapore contingent for this run will include staff and supporters. If you are looking to do a run overseas, join us and supporters from other HAGAR offices to make a difference in the lives of women and child survivors! Details available at our HAGAR Singapore website.

About The Charity

HAGAR is an international NGO committed to the recovery and economic empowerment of vulnerable persons who are survivors of extreme human rights abuse, particularly in the area of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and sexual exploitation.

We are in 9 countries worldwide. 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 recovery care and empowerment to young women who have been trafficked to Singapore and foreign domestic workers who have been exploited. 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.

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