"The aim of gender-targeted public funding may be to reduce the financial burden for female candidates by ensuring that they receive more money to allow them to compete more effectively in elections, given the gender prejudices within the electorate."
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.