Battambang Women Gearing Up for Elections

2012 commune elections present another opportunity for Cambodian women to share power with men in local governance.

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With 14 months to go, the Women’s Wing of the Sam Rainsy Party is actively embarking in its training activities that will see SRP women candidates preparing themselves for public speaking, building networks and building their self-confidence as first time candidates or seeking re-election.

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Mu Sochua, Chair of the SRP Women’s Wing takes part in the two-day training of 99 candidates and getting support from men to accept their women colleagues to pull votes for SRP in the 96 communes in the province.

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“From this day on, you must be aware of your opponents. Know your commune. Be visible. Get the message out early”, says Mu Sochua to the candidates.

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