For the first time in its history, Chuuk province of the Federated States of Micronesia will have a woman in the state senate. Her name is Gardenia Aisek and her campaign turned heads in the Chuukese community.
Ms Aisek says speaking to voters face-to-face about her vision for change made all the difference.
Listen as Senator Aisek speaks with ABC Radio about her experiences during the campaign - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-16/first-woman-to-enter-chuuk-state-senate-promises/8360976
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