The wife of a jailed activist in Burma talks about her husband's mistreatment at the hands of his captors.
A woman who has endured the hardship of caring for several jailed relatives talks about life as the member of an activist family.
A Uyghur woman now living in the United States describes her own experience of the one-child policy.
A Burmese mother describes her son's recruitment into the junta's armed forces.
By Dan Southerland, RFA Executive Editor—Tibet's best-known female writer has evolved from a member of China's privileged elite into a forceful critic. Despite the loss of her job, the closure of her blogs, and constant surveillance, Woeser reveals through her poems the courage to speak out.
British-born Chinese author Helen Tse speaks about her book, Sweet Mandarin, in which she documents a family history of three generations of strong women, rising and falling fortunes—and food.
Mrs. Lang, 22, agreed to enter an arranged marriage with a wealthy Chinese man in hopes of providing for her impoverished family in Vietnam. But that wasn't how it turned out.
Gao Wenjuan was alone Aug. 20 at Ritan Park, one of the three designated zones for protesting during the Olympics, although no protests have yet been permitted.
Li Jingfang is the ex-wife of Wuhan-based veteran Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin, who was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment in 1998 for subverting state power. In a video made ahead of Beijing's hosting of the Olympics, she calls for his early release from jail on medical grounds.
Burmese politician Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint represents Pa-An township in the country's parliament. She was one of three female university students jailed for their part in student political activism around 1975. She became a well-known political prisoner while serving her sentence in Rangoon's notorious Insein Prison, a period she still remembers with pain.