Nanda Pok

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Nanda Pok "is the founder and Executive Director of Women for Prosperity, a non-governmental organization based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A refugee who fled to the United States just before Pol Pot took control of the country, Ms. Pok returned to Cambodia in 1992, determined to be part of the reconstruction and development of her country. She publishes a bimonthly magazine to promote the concept of women in leadership and has trained over 5,000 women to hold political office. In the most recent elections, 613 of the 953 women elected were trained by her organization.

"Ms. Pok’s peace-building activities include: organizing the UNIFEM-sponsored Peace for Prosperity, a program that promoted nonviolence, voter education, and the participation of women in government through work with politicians, voters, and the media". [1]

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  1. Nanda Pok, Maquarie University, accessed September 26, 2007.