This section provides four comparative case studies to draw broader implications
of using quotas. From these case studies it is evident that:
- Women’s participation,
particularly in leadership positions is critical to their overall participation in politics; without being integrated in the
party system, women are not likely to be elected in addition to the minimum quota.
- If female candidates are positioned
at the top of lists or equal to male candidates, then gender quotas can successfully integrate women into the political party
- In tribal societies, tribes
can serve as a positive force for encouraging the appointment of women in parliament.
- Quotas can overcome development
barriers to women’s access, such as low literacy rates.