Demand for Wives Driving Bride Trafficking

According to the International Labour Organisation, there are about 15 million people around the world who are currently trapped in forced marriages. The trafficking of women is an issue that is particularly prevalent in China, due to an extreme imbalance in the...
Young teen in search of a better life

Young teen in search of a better life

Tien was forced into violent and abusive marriages. Her cousin had a friend who offered them a job and would arrange for them to go into the city. It was clearly a good deal. After all, she had nothing to offer, so she accepted and packed her personal belongings. The...
What’s today’s special?

What’s today’s special?

From an early age, Minh developed an appetite for the culinary arts, thanks to her father. Despite being dreadfully deformed by a severe spine injury, he took it upon himself to support the family, working multiple jobs as a waiter, kitchen hand and occasional chef....
Risking Everything to Save Her Doting Father

Risking Everything to Save Her Doting Father

Nishad repaid her father’s love with all she ever owned. Being the only child in the family, Nishad was loved and doted on by her father. He would come to her rescue whenever she was disciplined or bullied. Nishad lived with her grandmother and father. The family was...
Priya has an amazingly powerful voice

Priya has an amazingly powerful voice

Ancient traditions were unquestionable in Priya’s village. Young girls often became very young wives. At the tender age of 14, she was betrothed to a man she’d never met. Wedding bliss became living hell. Her husband abused her mercilessly. She sought refuge at home,...
Kids these days are given plenty of toys

Kids these days are given plenty of toys

Proverbially, it takes a village to raise a child. Sadly for six-year-old Bopha and her younger sister, their parents were often occupied with more pressing matters. Father was incorrigibly alcoholic, frequently drinking with friends late into the night. Mother had to...