Three young women’s rights activists have come to Ottawa, Canada to take part in the Nobel Women’s Initiative Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program. Meet 2013 Participant Su Thet San: a field coordinator for post literacy activities in religious schools at EduNet in Myanmar. EduNet provides training and resources for schools and community centers in order to improve the quality of learning for Myanmar’s poorest children. According to Su Thet San, “Women in Myanmar have to struggle against many odds; including discrimination, lack of access to education, gender biased laws and lack of participation in the decision making process”.
With the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program, she hopes to learn different perspectives from a diverse group of young women activists:” I believe that networking with the Nobel Women’s Initiative and other women’s organizations will help create a brighter future for Myanmar’s women, bringing voices of the grassroots to policymakers.”
Watch Su Thet San introduce herself and her work!