Women's Voices

Huang Chun, a retired professor at the Guizhou Nationalities University, who was sentenced to a 15-day administrative sentence after she retweeted photos of anti-government protests on social media, in undated photo.

Retired Chinese Professor Held in 'Unofficial Facility' Over Armed Police Photos

Huang Chun, a retired professor from the Guizhou Nationalities University, describes being held in a facility that issued no official documents.



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Timeline: Aung San Suu Kyi, a Political Destiny

Dissidents' Wives


Behind most dissidents and activists is a wife who quietly supports his cause and struggles just as much. They speak to the media when their husbands are in prison, they protest and plead authorities - often to no avail. They are creative like Chinese activist Hu Jia's wife Zeng Jinyan, who became a famous blogger, or just holding on and being pillars of strength for their husbands.

The dissidents' wives are extraordinary women, fighting in their own way for freedom of information and human dignity. When they speak up, they open the world’s eyes to the very high cost paid by their families.

Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

Every Friday, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses ordinary people's concerns in a broadcast program in Burmese.
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