Central African Republic commits to promote women candidates, calls for bold policy to improve women’s lives

For the 2015 presidential and legislative elections, the Central African Republic will promote and encourage women candidates. It reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and reiterates an appeal to the international community to mobilize their forces for the peace and security of the people of the Central African Republic, including to support lasting efforts towards transition and women’s empowerment. New and bolder policy will improve living conditions of women everywhere in the world. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Catherine Samba-Panza said: “I continue to promote and encourage the nomination and candidature of women for the next presidential and legislative elections.” [Speech]