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PM in Prayagraj: Narendra Modi transfers Rs 1,000-cr to self-help groups in outreach to women voters
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PM in Prayagraj: Narendra Modi transfers Rs 1,000-cr to self-help groups in outreach to women voters

The amount, which the Centre says will benefit around 16 lakh women, was transferred under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission

Women voter participation has exceeded that of men, says CEC Sushil Chandra
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Women voter participation has exceeded that of men, says CEC Sushil Chandra

Chandra said in most countries and territories voting rights were granted to women in a piecemeal manner, but In India women got the right to vote the year the country was born

West Bengal women speak about poll promises made for widows and female head of family​
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West Bengal women speak about poll promises made for widows and female head of family​

Women voters from Kolkata express their opinion on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) manifesto promises made towards women.

Women voters crucial to Joe Biden's win, but gender gap remained largely unchanged since 2016
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Women voters crucial to Joe Biden's win, but gender gap remained largely unchanged since 2016

Many expected a dramatic repudiation of Donald Trump with a widened gender gap; the results were a bit more complicated

Delhi Assembly polls: Women voters look for more than safety measures in parties’ manifestos, say need facilities and jobs too
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Delhi Assembly polls: Women voters look for more than safety measures in parties’ manifestos, say need facilities and jobs too

While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the National Capital feel that the manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues.

BJP Mohila Morcha to organise 'Sindoor Khela' in West Bengal on ‘Mahalaya’, says party MP Locket Chatterjee
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BJP Mohila Morcha to organise 'Sindoor Khela' in West Bengal on ‘Mahalaya’, says party MP Locket Chatterjee

Chatterjee blamed Mamata Banerjee of 'doing politics with public money' by promising to give Rs 25,000 to every community Durga Puja committee

Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
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Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted

Of the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.

Assembly elections 2018: Lack of focus on women's issues, reduced spending on welfare angered female voters in MP, Rajasthan
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Assembly elections 2018: Lack of focus on women's issues, reduced spending on welfare angered female voters in MP, Rajasthan

Marginalisation of women can be seen in the dip in women's representation in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In Mizoram, women voters outnumber men, but female candidates are still struggling to make mark
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In Mizoram, women voters outnumber men, but female candidates are still struggling to make mark

Even as women voters outnumber the men in Mizoram, female candidates are still fighting an uphill battle for respect and to be taken seriously, both by the public and the major political parties.

Women key to increasing voter turnout; low participation in Madhya Pradesh is most worrying
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Women key to increasing voter turnout; low participation in Madhya Pradesh is most worrying

Although female voter turnout has been increasing across India – from 51 percent in 1980 to 66 percent in 2014 – it remains low when compared with the adult population sex ratio in most states.

Gujarat Election Results: Eight percent fewer women than men voted; overall turnout 84 lakh less than 2012
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Gujarat Election Results: Eight percent fewer women than men voted; overall turnout 84 lakh less than 2012

What stands out starkly in these elections is the skewed gender ratio, with the skew getting more pronounced among the younger age group

Goa Election 2017: First-time women voters get teddy bears
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Goa Election 2017: First-time women voters get teddy bears

Panaji: Pink teddy bears, may well have a justified a slot on the altar of participatory democracy. According to the state's top poll official, Kunal, a unique experiment conducted during the February 4 state assembly elections, which involved giving away 600 teddy bears to first-time women voters across Goa, had paid dividends.

Women voters registered higher poll percentage than men in first phase of Assam polls, reveals data
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Women voters registered higher poll percentage than men in first phase of Assam polls, reveals data

Women voters registered a higher polling percentage than men in the first phase of elections for 65 assembly constituencies in Assam on Monday.

Assam Assembly polls 2016: Women voters registered higher polling percentage than men in first phase of election
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Assam Assembly polls 2016: Women voters registered higher polling percentage than men in first phase of election

Women voters registered a higher polling percentage than men in the first phase of elections for 65 assembly constituencies in Assam on Monday.

Silent social engineering: Nitish, BJP compete to woo women voters ahead of Bihar polls
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Silent social engineering: Nitish, BJP compete to woo women voters ahead of Bihar polls

Nitish has nurtured the women’s constituency well and now it¹s for BJP to make its move. Over 50 percent of candidates on the BJP¹s first list in Bihar are women and youth.

Modi woos women voters, says Cong insensitive to them
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Modi woos women voters, says Cong insensitive to them

Modi also questioned the UPA government's commitment to the cause of women's empowerment, saying that the Nirbhaya Fund which it had started with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore following the Delhi gangrape case, remained unused in the last financial year.

Rahul woos women voters in Karnataka, promises empowerment
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Rahul woos women voters in Karnataka, promises empowerment

Wooing women voters, Rahul Gandhi todaysaid the party's aim was to bring more women forward in the election process.

MP polls: More women vote in 25 constituencies than men
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MP polls: More women vote in 25 constituencies than men

Most of these constituencies are in the Vindhya region of the state with the remaining seats being scattered all over MP.