"Many forms of gender-targeted public funding, however, do not incentivize parties to nominate women in competitive electoral areas. (...) Some countries have sought to overcome this problem by relating the amount of public funding provided to the number of female candidates elected by each political party."
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.