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Campaign Finance for Women: Challenges, Incentives and Recommendations

Tovar-Restrepo, Marcela

Campaign finance has been identified as a central component for achieving gender equity in the political realm. Despite the fact that women’s representation in national parliaments has significantly increased, the lack of economic resources is one of the main obstacles to achieving gender parity in parliaments. This paper outlines the funding challenges that women face in electoral processes and highlights the successful finance strategies that increase women’s participation in parliaments. These strategies may not be universal in their application, but they provide valuable lessons for women candidates participating in parliamentary electoral processes.


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Is Parliament Open to Women? An Appraisal: Conference for Chairpersons and Members of Parliamentary Bodies Dealing with Gender Equality
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

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September 8, 2016