- Female candidates participated in the electoral process on an equal basis with men
- The state took steps to ensure de facto equality between men and women
- Both the state and citizens were able to support candidates and parties, including financial support, and this support did not interfere with the independence of the party
- Intimidation, coercion or violence against politically active women was prohibited in law and in practice
- Women should enjoy equality with men before the law.
- Political parties must embrace the principles of equal opportunity for female candidates.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates based on sex.
- States should ensure that violence, including online, does not undermine women's rights, including political participation and representation.
- Collection and publication of gender-disaggregated information around electoral processes contributes to raising awareness and advancement of women's rights.
- Measures to promote the participation and representation of women could include gender-targeted public funding of political parties.