"One form of gender-targeted public funding that mainly focuses on the broader aim of improving the gender balance in politics is the earmarking of parts of public funding. Political parties can for example be required to use a certain percentage of the public funds they are provided for outreach activities linked to gender equality, in order to increase the role of women in political parties or to develop a gender action plan."
DocumentInternational IDEA: Gender-Targetted Public Funding for Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis, p. 11
- States should take special, temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women.
- 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.
- Measures to promote the participation and representation of women could include gender-targeted public funding of political parties.