Some of these women are caught in the struggle for human dignity through their husbands, their children, their loved ones or their personal experiences. Some push forward to the front lines on their own through the strength of their convictions.
They all bear witness to the unique hardships and triumphs born by women who fight for the rights of others from within Asia’s patriarchal societies. Some choose to fight. Some do not. But all persist with undaunted courage
Imagine glass. With lead it becomes crystal. These women urge us to look closer and peer into the reflection of their world. Only when we open our eyes to their struggle can we realize it is a shared, universal struggle for justice, fairness, and compassion. Their lives are made even more beautiful by the weight of their tireless convictions. When the light of the world’s attention shines on them, these women like hidden gems brighten, dazzle, and amaze.