A Chinese AIDS activist tells how her health workshop was vandalized.
A Chinese petitioner believed to be institutionalized after she approached the country's leader with her complaint tells her story of the incident.
The wife of a Vietnamese-American pro-democracy activist jailed in Vietnam gives testimony before a congressional human rights commission in Washington.
The daughter of a jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist hopes her mother can visit her in the US.
Chen Guangcheng's wife says authorities took their anger out on her after his escape from house arrest.
In an interview in 1999, Li Shuxian, wife of dissident Chinese physicist Fang Lizhi who passed away this month, recalled their early days together.
A Chinese woman describes being raped by an unidentified man during a kidnapping in Beijing earlier this month.
A young Vietnamese woman describes how she forged a thriving business out of scrap metal.
Chinese rights lawyer Ni Yulan tells the story of her torture at the hands of local police that left her crippled.
Vietnamese women describe how they make ends meet by relying on scrap.
The daughter of a purged reformist Chinese Communist Party chief breaks her silence on national politics.
A filmmaker describes her motivation to document the actions of a rebellious Chinese village.
A former worker vows to continue her bid for China's local People's Congress in support of labor rights.
The wife and sister of a Uyghur political prisoner describe a two-decade-long family ordeal.
Two of China's netizen activists, He Peirong and Fan Yanqiong, speak about struggles they've faced after discussing controversial topics online.
A refugee from Burma’s northern Kachin state tells of her escape amid ethnic clashes.
A 2012 International Woman of Courage speaks about her imprisonment and democratic change in Burma.
The wife of a Chinese women's rights activist talks about life under surveillance.
A young North Korean woman describes the dangers facing repatriated defectors.
The mother of a young man killed in Tiananmen Square seeks redress from the Chinese government.
The daughter of an activist who died in Wukan protests explains why she wants to join village politics.
A wildlife activist talks about the state of conservation policy in China.
The wife of a Chinese dissident speaks about the 'persecution' of her husband and their family.
Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu discusses the state of politics in Taiwan.
Photographs by Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, showcase the couple’s political struggles.
Retired gynecologist Gao Yaojie works to expose China's AIDS problem.
Chinese activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s wife doesn’t know whether to believe he is alive.
Apart from being an award-winning writer of short stories, Than Myint Aung
is a tireless organizer of social programs to help Burma’s poor, sick, and
underprivileged. She attributed much of the success of her efforts to her
experiences in welfare work.
Newly arrived in the United States, the wife of a Chinese dissident speaks out about her husband's and her family's ordeal.
In her last weekly conversation with listeners, Aung San Suu Kyi comments on criticism, the right to freedom, and having the courage to act.