How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Provides basic food and medical treatment
Provides legal assistance for a survivor
Provides trauma-informed care and mental health support
Provides safe accommodation for 1 month, daily meals and literacy skills
About Campaignends 19 Mar 2022, 11:59 PM
Motivated to seek a better future for their families, young girls and women leave their hometowns for Singapore. Promised decent jobs, victims are forced into sexual exploitation and forced labour when they arrive in Singapore. Suffering physical and sexual abuse, psychological coercion, threats of harm against family, debt bondage, restrictions of movement, and confiscation of travel documents, victims struggle to break free.
HAGAR works closely with the government's Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons to address human trafficking in Singapore. Upon rescue, victims are referred to HAGAR by the authorities. Helping them to recover from their trauma, HAGAR works to help them rebuild their dignity and equip them with literacy and vital skills to start a new life.
Your donation will empower a survivor and help increase the capacities of vulnerable women to combat human trafficking. The COVID-19 pandemic has made a severe hit on victims, threatening their livelihoods and safety. Struggling to make ends meet, they need critical support to restart their lives.
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.