As the country looks ahead to general elections in 2018, she stresses the importance of creating a safe environment for women to participate equally in the political process. "For many years, we've been saying there is a need to create the platform for women to be able to participate in politics in the same way as men without intimidation or fear because of one's gender," she says. "In 2018, this will be very important if women are to make strides in politics."