More recently, with support from the U. While much remains to be accomplished by incorporating the views of women in CAR repkblic, the parliament's passage of the Parity Law is a ificant achievement for women-led Central African civil society organizations CSO and their many international civil society supporters.
It also means that female representatives will have more influence when issues important to women come to the legislative floor. As Gomotali and ABA ROLI recognize, increased diversity in government bodies means issues firl to women are more likely to be raised in both the public and private sphere.
While hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Washington, D. Central African civil society, and ABA ROLI, recognize that female representation is essential to equitable and peaceful governance, and both plan to keep fighting for a future in which CAR women are free to march.
As the Central African government, in collaboration with international partners such as the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative ABA ROLIseeks to move the population beyond the violence and conflict that has gripped the country sinceelected representatives in this newly democratic state have sought to institutionalize the role of women through the recent introduction of a gender parity law. Decisions taken by institutions that do not respect the law are republkc to nullification, and to ensure effective implementation, the law creates a National Gender Monitoring Observatory which monitors and evaluates institutional compliance.