Feeling inferior. Being ignored. Having limited control over decisions in her family. This was the situation Sen, 31, experienced every day.
Women like Srey Eng, 20, who come from rural Cambodian farming families typically drop out of school early to help their families, all the while struggling to improve upon the traditional farming practices of their parents.
Khen, 25, used to earn money working as a laborer near her rural village in Cambodia. Her pay was based on available work, which was sporadic at best. She'd even contemplated migrating to look for a job.
Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million.
Fatima, 25, is a volunteer for CARE International in Yemen.
“You women and girls are inferior human beings. This is God’s will and nothing can be done to change that," an old man in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently said to me.
*Trigger Warning: Sexual assault