In India, outrage over a fatal gang rape of a college student two years ago has helped bring about some protections for women who are the victims of sex trafficking, but getting police to enforce the law is still a challenge.
It is believed that there are as many as one hundred million people with common mental disorders in India, and up to twenty million with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, but only five thousand psychiatrists in the entire country. Traditional faith healers try to fill in the gap for many, but now the spiritual and medical practitioners are teaming up to better serve their neighbors.
After reaching their fifties and raising their own children, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted 2-year-old Maya from China after learning of poor orphanage conditions for abandoned girls. Sixteen years later, the Bowens have two adopted daughters from the same region and have started a non-profit called Half the Sky to transform orphan care with the cooperation of the Chinese government.