The Gender Issue that Affects All of Us

In the weeks since Emma Watson’s passionate plea for gender equality to the UN (He for She campaign) I have been thinking a lot about gender-based violence and gender equality. Most everyone around the world would agree that acts of violence against women are egregious and should...

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Coming Home

Anh, now 22, was just 18 years old when she was trafficked to China and forced to be a prostitute. For more than a year, she suffered her “darkest days” full of pain and sorry.

After 13 months of abuse, Anh was able to escape and leave China. But the...

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VIDEO: The Strength to Survive

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When I was 13, my father arranged my marriage with a 45-year-old man, who promised my family money in exchange for me. I was very unhappy with him, but endured life with him for one year before running back to my home. My father was very angry when I returned....

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Healing and Justice for Chantea


I was told to release the whole story but wasn’t sure if I could handle recalling what happened to me.

I was nine when my stepfather raped me. I didn’t understand why he would do this—especially since he was supposed to love my mother. I was constantly scared and couldn’t...

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