CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians

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CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians

In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her position as the first female president of a Francophone country is a powerful symbol for African women, showing they can succeed even in countries where armed conflict, corruption and inequality have been the norm.

We invite you to read the full article published April 23, 2014