"A common aim of gender-related public funding is to incentivize political parties to nominate more female candidates by using financial rewards to connect the amount of public funding provided to the level of gender equality among its candidates, regardless of how the parties use these additional funds."
DocumentInternational IDEA: Gender-Targetted Public Funding for Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis, p. 12
- 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.