Felicity in awe of all that Hagar do after Justice Tour to Cambodia

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Felicity Gerry KC

Legal. Media. KC.

First hand look at Hagar programs in Phnom Penh

“In September 2014, a wonderfully diverse group that included a judge, a hairdresser, two law professors, an ABC producer, three lawyers, an outback nurse, two property developers, two CEOs of NGOs, a former SAS bodyguard and a legal student came together in Phnom Penh for the Hagar Australia Justice Tour 2014.

The itinerary included high-level briefings from a range of Hagar stakeholders including child protection agencies, experts in law, trauma recovery, after care, social enterprise and client care. The tour was also an opportunity to meet Hagar staff working directly with clients.

The Justice Tour is an annual trip to Phnom Penh organised by Hagar Australia for a small group of people connected to Hagar’s professional and philanthropic networks. Participants also gain a deeper understanding of the trauma backdrop of Cambodia, view the Killing Fields and hear briefings from judiciary involved in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal) currently trying figures involved in the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979). It is a truly immersive, unforgettable experience.

Each year, this tour results in wonderful outcomes including pro bono work, speaking engagements about the work Hagar does, donations, lasting friendships and professional connections.”

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