We work with elected women to build trust between marginalized groups and the public institutions that used to exclude them. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC); Province 5.
Many male politicians tell us things like, "Women can't do politics! They are meant to be doing household chores" says Sangita. In her opinion, politics
requires power, money, and liberty to be present in all the places where only men are currently allowed to operate. Sangita thinks the
biggest struggle is to run high-profile political campaigns like road projects, community development, and
water projects. Sangita has been trying
to learn all these skills from other EDWRS. Her mentor, Hema Harijan, has been
supporting her in learning everything she needs to succeed in
politics. The mentoring approach is one of the activities conducted by CDWN to
enhance the capacity of EDWRs.