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UK: Cameron lags 16% behind Miliband with female voters. US: Girls Club? Women in the Senate on sticking together. Egypt: NSF promises female representation if elections contested

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Cameron lags 16% behind Miliband with female voters after cuts to child … Daily Mail Support for the Conservatives among women voters has slumped following cuts to child benefit, dithering over childcare reform, and the ever-rising cost of living, a poll revealed yesterday. Among male voters, the Conservatives are now one point ahead, at 36 points to 35. But among female voters, Labour has soared to a commanding 16-point lead, recording 45 per cent support compared with just 29 per cent for the Conservatives. The stark contrast will underline concerns in Downing Street that David Cameron has lost his appeal to female voters following a series of measures perceived as anti-women.

Kay Bailey Hutchison on women in politics: ‘It stopped being an issue.’ Washington Post (blog) DALLAS — Kay Bailey Hutchison was more than ready to leave Washington this month, after 20 years in the U.S. Senate, and saw a lot of progress for women in politics during that time. So much, in fact, that she feels gender is no longer an issue in her …

Girls Club? Women in the Senate on sticking together CBS News The new Congress has a record number of women — 81 in the House and 20 in the Senate — and while their policy views vastly differ, three of those senators spoke to CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell about what they called a shared commitment to …

NA session: FATA women representation bill put on hold The Express Tribune Yasmeen Rehman, the mover of the bill, which seeks the representation of women from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in Parliament, was singled out after her party’s (the Pakistan Peoples Party’s) chief whip Khursheed Ahmed Shah put the bill …

Representation of FATA women in parliament Pakistan Daily Times Yasmeen Rahman of the PPP introduced The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2013 envisaging women representation from FATA in parliament, on the private member’s day. However, PPP chief whip Syed Khursheed Shah opposed the bill, saying that it is a …

NSF promises female representation if elections contested Daily News Egypt At least a third of the National Salvation Front’s (NSF) list candidates will be female if the opposition bloc decides to contest parliamentary elections. NSF member Neveen Mosa’ad made the pledge at a meeting with women’s rights activists on Tuesday …

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