"Measures that should be identified, implemented and monitored for effectiveness include, under article 7, paragraph (a), those designed to: (a) Achieve a balance between women and men holding publicly elected positions."
DocumentUN (CEDAW): General Recommendation No. 23: Political and Public Life, para. 45(a)
- Temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women may include the use of quotas to ensure their participation or representation.
- Political parties must embrace the principles of equal opportunity for female candidates.
- Temporary special measures to achieve de facto equality for women can include financially assisting and training women candidates, amending electoral procedures, developing campaigns directed at equal participation, and targeting women for appointment to public positions, or the use of quotas.