Illustration by Brian Williamson
“It’s not OK” is a collection of portraits of Asian women caught in the struggle for human rights in their communities, some willingly, others forced by circumstances. Each is a testimony to the courage and determination of these women. The title, “It’s not OK,” comes from the public cry by one of them, in court, as she heard that her husband's sentence had been extended by eight years.
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Jailed, crippled and rendered homeless, she continues to speak out.
She took action when the police refused to do so.
Making sure that Tibetan voices not heard inside China can be heard online.
Veteran journalist in China has been repeatedly imprisoned but never silenced.
As an overseas worker, she learned that workers have rights—a lesson she took back to Vietnam.
“She was paying attention to those issues when no one else was.”
From vegetable seller to activist.
Defending the “survivors” of Korean history.
Defying tradition and injustice
From political prisoner to rights advocate
A mother's anguish drives her quest for the truth
A lifetime dedicated to teaching Tibetan values
Founder of the Tiananmen Mothers victims group and a formidable voice for justice
When the struggle for justice is a family tradition
Looking for her husband and not letting go
Feeding North and South at the breakfast table
Finding resolve in her husband’s plight