Proud to Be a Girl: Empowering Girls in Cambodia

by Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International
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Summary

In Cambodia it is sometimes hard to be a girl. It's dangerous to be a girl. It's scary to be a girl. It's even shameful to be a girl. Hagar Cambodia provides healing and restoration through aftercare to girls who have experienced the most violent and severe forms of abuse and exploitation.
$50,000.00
total goal
$47,720.00
remaining
8
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

In the countries where Hagar works, many days it is hard to be a girl. It is dangerous to be a girl. It is scary to be a girl. It is even shameful to be a girl. This project address the serious need for intensive counseling and care for women and girls who have experienced the most severe forms of abuse and torture.

Solution

We want to make women and girls proud to be a girl. Each girl will be provided with a safe place to live, and services including counseling, medical care, legal support, education and social services. This project will ensure that the girls receive shelter as well as intensive counseling. Women and girls need highly-skilled cognitive behavioral therapy to begin to heal from the trauma. For the most intense needs, our counselors conduct Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Long-Term Impact

This project will help wome and girls become proud to be a girl, in a country where that's often not the case. We will serve at least 100 girls who have suffered the most severe human rights abuse, and in some cases the girls' recovery and empowerment will break a cycle of family abuse that has lasted generations. Our goal is to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes to restore a broken life.

Resources

http:/​/​www.hagarusa.org
Information on Hagar's rehabilitation work
Hagar's research on the most effective care

Organization Information

Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International

Location: Charlotte, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.hagarusa.org
Project Leader:
Catherine Sherrod
Director of Development
Charlotte, NC United States

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