Hagar International

Hagar is an NGO dedicated to the recovery of survivors who have endured extreme trauma because of human trafficking, slavery and gender-based violence. Since our founding in 1994, we have reached over 200,000 beneficiaries – majority of them women and children.

Our work aligns with five strategic goals:

  1. Utilizing cross-regional lessons learned supporting survivors to HEAL directly,
  2. We collaborate with local authorities to conduct innovative campaigns that seek to PREVENT vulnerable community members from being exploited.
  3. We PARTNER with relevant ministries and like-minded agencies to build their skills and commitment to replicating Hagar’s Trauma-Informed Care model in their own work with survivors.
  4. We build the skills of selected survivors and EMPOWER them to take leadership roles in their community.
  5. We participate in high-level consultations with government, donors and sector specialists, seeking to INFLUENCE them to strengthen national legislation and implementation standards.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Hagar International partner with


Macquarie Group Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Macquarie Group Foundation

The Macquarie Group Foundation drives social impact work for Macquarie Group. We support our people, businesses, and communities to build a better future, and engagement with our people is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to leverage both financial and non-financial resources to achieve the greatest social impact possible.

Recognising that many people around the world face systemic barriers to employment, the majority of our funding focuses on breaking down these barriers and building effective pathways to employment. By focusing our grantmaking and using an alternative form of capital in the form of social impact investments, we are expanding the impact and sustainability of our community efforts and seeking to achieve the most significant social impact possible.

We support innovative Macquarie teams helping to solve social issues through existing business models and creating ways to have a deeper social impact. We discover opportunities to drive more shared value at Macquarie and uncovering the many ways our businesses are already innovating in this area. We are now focusing on how the Foundation can help catalyse more of this social impact driven through our businesses.


On-going/Past projects

Hagar International: Empowering Women for a Better Future in Cambodia

By Hagar International

Hagar International is helping female survivors of human trafficking and slavery to receive career counselling and business planning assistance as part of their healing process, strengthening their financial security.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Hagar International: Nurturing Vulnerable Children in Afghanistan

By Hagar International

Hagar International is providing a safe space for vulnerable children from internally displaced people camps in Kabul, Afghanistan to learn and grow.


Hagar International: Improving Livelihoods for Vulnerable Women in Vietnam through Microloans

By Hagar International

Hagar International is providing vulnerable women in Vietnam access to economic empowerment opportunities; awareness of gender-based violence, gender equality and their rights; and increased voice in their community.

Agriculture, Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation