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US: Why Dems, GOP Think Voters Prefer Female Candidates. Taliban, taboos bar millions of women from Pakistan vote.

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Why Both the Dems and the GOP Now Think Voters Prefer Female Candidates
The Atlantic “It’s no secret our party needs to make progress with women voters, and for that, we need more women leaders.” Democrats feel the same way, according to Andrew Myers, a Democratic pollster who works with an array of local, statewide, and congressional …

Pakistani Badam Zari (R), 55, a candidate in the upcoming general elections, speaks with a woman during her campaign in Khar, April 2, 2013. Zari is running for election in the country’s semi-autonomous tribal belt, where Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds used to plot attacks on Pakistan.

Taliban, taboos bar millions of women from Pakistan vote
FRANCE 24  …In 2008, not a single vote was cast at 564 of 28,800 women’s polling stations — 55 percent of them in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials said. In the most conservative areas, officials estimated women’s turnout at 10-15 percent of those registered.

That year, 76 women ran for parliament and 16 won seats. The election commission says there are more women candidates this time, but had no precise number.

Registering to vote is a routine process conducted by officials who go door-to-door to compile a list of adults with ID cards in each household

But this in itself leaves millions of women disenfranchised.

Malta gets its first three female MEPs MaltaToday The three are also the first women to represent Malta at the European Parliament. Mizzi, the first to be elected with 23,977 votes, won the seat vacated by Scicluna, while Metsola Tedesco Triccas won the seat vacated by Simon Busuttil. Abela …

PNG filmaking project hoping to tell the story of women leaders Radio Australia Often women’s issues in PNG are dominated by stories of violence at home and in society. And while there is no intention to pretend that is not a problem, the filmmakers, with the assistance of an Australian academic, want to show the other side of …

Field women candidates: parties urged The Zimbabwean Field women candidates: parties urged. Political parties have been urged to field more women candidates in the forthcoming elections if Zimbabwe is to realise gender equity and women’s empowerment by 2015. 24.04.1309:33am Tweet Share …

Women to the fore The Star Online A record number of women candidates are contesting in this general election, representing a new generation of women leaders. FORMER deputy Health Minister and Puteri Umno chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin is one of the veteran female …

‘Backing women candidates only choice’ Daily Express Likewise, women who get elected cannot ignore the support they got from women and should reciprocate by standing up for women’s rights and gender equality in the state assembly and parliament, it added. Sawo said women were short changed once again …

Tongan Speaker Fakafanua sees need for more women in Parliament Islands Business AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Tonga’s 28 year old Speaker, Lord Fakafanua supports gender equality and believes “there is a need for more women representation in Parliament”. b. In a statement to Asia Pacific Economic News (APEN) the noble Lord …

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