Women's Voices

Ren Ruiting, who fled to Taiwan last year after Chinese authorities raided Early Rain Covenant Church in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, speaks to RFA's Mandarin Service about her reaction to watching her first fully democratic election, in Taipei, Jan. 16, 2020.

'I Don't Think This Could Ever Happen in China'

Ren Ruiting, fled to Taiwan with five other family members after Chinese authorities raided her church shares her reaction to watching her first fully democratic election.



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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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