A Laotian NGO worker describes how her childhood led her to her current work.
The mother of an activist monk in Burma talks about her family's sacrifices.
A North Korean mother describes how she and her family joined a tiny group of defectors to resettle in the United States.
A North Korean mother laments seven years of separation from her son.
The founder of one of Cambodia’s most influential NGOs talks about how to more effectively combat human trafficking in her country.
A young North Korean defector talks about the influence of foreign music on her classmates in North Korea's closed society.
Forget what you've learned about Muslim women as second-class citizens, experts say. Uyghur women have long played leading roles.
Women take on a bigger role after deadly riots and hundreds of detentions in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
A former student leader of Beijing's June 4, 1989 pro-democracy movement talks about her vision for China's future.
On a perilous ocean journey, starvation leads refugees to the unthinkable to stay alive.
After the Vietnam War (1959-75), thousands of Vietnamese took to the sea fleeing persecution by the new communist government. Three women, now resettled overseas, describe the horrors of that perilous journey.
To mark International Women's Day 2009, five Chinese women discuss their experiences of work, family, and whether they are achieving gender equality.