17-year-old “Xuan” thought she would never see her mother again after spending nearly 5 years of her life enslaved in a forced marriage in China. As a teenager, Xuan ran away many times to escape from problems at home. One day she met a woman who promised her a... hello
If you met “Trang” today, you would never imagine her as the timid child she once was. At the age of 12, Trang was sent to Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Vietnam, to work in a garment factory. For eight months she worked 15-hour days, cutting and sewing garments. Blue... hello
Tan grew up in Hue, a central province in Vietnam. When he was younger, his parents relied on catching fish and collecting firewood to make ends meet. The region is often hit by bad storms making it difficult to keep a consistent income. Tan’s family was poor, and as... hello
“I felt like a robot. I was working like a machine. The only thing I knew was how to please the person in front of me. I didn’t know how to read, to write, to cook. Nothing.” “Nhu” grew up in an impoverished family. Both of her parents struggled with mental health... hello
17-year-old “Nhu” grew up on a houseboat as her parents work as fishermen. Their income is irregular and small, so the family struggles to make ends meet. As the oldest child, Nhu feels responsible for helping her family. She wants to contribute so that they can be... hello
“Phuong” and her family belong to the Hmong ethnic community, and live in the far north of Vietnam. When Phuong was 16 years old she met a man online. They became close friends, meeting up face-to-face and forming a relationship. In Hmong communities it is the custom... hello
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