Implementing Gender Quotas: Spotlight on Sudan
Lessons Learned From Other Countries
Women in Politics
Quotas 101
Sudan's Women's Movement
Women in Sudan's Peace Building Process
Sudan's 2008 Electoral Law
Implications of the Electoral Law
Implementing Quotas
What Can We Expect in Sudan?
Lessons Learned From Other Countries

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 system. 
  • 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.