UK: Cameron: Nadine Dorries must ‘earn affection’, AU: Gillard hosts influential women bloggers, US: Are Quotas Needed To Get Women Into Politics?

Libya’s Women Fight for a Voice Daily Beast Thirty-three women were elected in the first free elections since the NATO-backed revolt last year toppled the Gaddafi regime—but then nearly half of all the candidates running for the 80 seats reserved for the parties were required by electoral law …

Gillard hosts influential women bloggers ABC Online (blog) TONY EASTLEY: In what appears to be a sign of things to come, the Prime Minister has made another beeline for women voters. Last night in Sydney she hosted her second function in six months for some of the country’s most popular female bloggers.

Nadine Dorries: “Just about every person knows who I am” (BBC)

David Cameron: Nadine Dorries must ‘earn affection’ BBC News MP Nadine Dorries must “earn her way back into the affections of her colleagues” before returning to the Parliamentary Conservative Party, David Cameron has said. She was suspended after she flew to Australia to appear on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity.

Are Quotas Needed To Get Women Into Politics Channel 7 Daily News Women’s activists say something has to be done about it and that is the subject of a major new study. It’s called The Situation analysis of Gender and Politics in Belize 1998 – 2012. It makes a sweeping study to understand why women have been largely …

Women’s Political Power in 2012 Center For American Progress In a myriad of ways, the outcome of the 2012 elections hinged on women. With the largest gender gap for a presidential election in Gallup poll history, President Barack Obama won the female vote by 56 percent to 44 percent, and the vote of single women …

NH’s all-female delegation talk gender, politics Boston.com MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The five women holding New Hampshire’s top political offices said Friday that women bring a unique perspective to politics. Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and U.S. Reps.-elect Ann …

Clinton has majority support for 2016 bid The Hill (blog) The nationwide ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Clinton has stronger support for a 2016 bid among women, with 66 percent of women saying she should run for president compared to 49 percent of men backing a Clinton-2016 candidacy. Sixty-eight …

Republican Leadership Split on Whether to Protect Native American Women ThinkProgress The House passed a version of VAWA last May by a narrow 222-205 vote, which stripped protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native American women included in an earlier Senate version of the bill. The Senate version passed by a now-rare 68 vote super …

Don’t count out angry white guys quite yet Salon By the way, those positions on women’s health also proved politically toxic last month, at least according to the organization’s own action fund, which just released polling showing that it had managed to make 64 percent of all voters aware that Romney …

Africa – Post 2015 – What Women Want! AllAfrica.com African women have started to mobilise to ensure that issues that affect them are integrated in the Framework. From 21 to 22 October 2012, representatives of regional women’s organisations, networks and grassroots women farmers participated in an …

Gender response guidelines coming Trinidad News Cabinet at its weekly meeting on Thursday gave approval for the guidelines which will institutionalise gender equality, and mainstream gender practices in government ministries. Minister Marlene Coudray made the announcement at the post-Cabinet media …

Gujarat polls: Only 16 women candidates get BJP, Cong tickets Firstpost Ahmedabad: Only 16 women candidates have been fielded by the ruling BJP and opposition Congress for phase one of the Gujarat Assembly polls though both the parties back the Women’s Reservation Bill that provides 33 percent reservation. While the BJP …

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