"The States Parties undertake to adopt the special policies and affirmative actions needed to ensure the enjoyment or exercise of rights and fundamental freedoms of persons or groups that are subject to discrimination or intolerance for the purpose of promoting equitable conditions for equal opportunity, inclusion, and progress for such persons or groups. "
DocumentOAS: Inter-American Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, art. 5
- Specific measures aimed at ensuring de facto equality for persons with disabilities should not be considered discriminatory.
- Temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women may include the use of quotas to ensure their participation or representation.
- Some measures taken to ensure equitable representation of minority groups should not be considered discriminatory.
- Election management bodies should ensure that women and marginalized groups participate in the electoral process.
- 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.