Female Candidates May Be Key to 2012 Elections

By Abby Seiff. The Cambodia Daily. June 20, 2011.

For more than a year, Kim Nath Sim has been traveling the country training ordinary women– farmers, housewives, shopkeepers– in the fine art of becoming SRP politicians.

She runs classes on public speaking and fundraising, and makes sure the women are schooled on issues and know which ones matter most in their communities.

Training in progress

Nominated to attend the training by district or provincial officials, the women have discernable potential. But they still often enter the training quiet or uneasy.

If all goes well, however, they will exit as potential candidates for next June’s commune elections.

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