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Traditionally it's for men. But many reform congregations have women wear them, and also talith (prayer shawl) like men do. It's not prohibited for women to wear them (it is a tradition only anyway, not a religious commandment), just not traditional for them.
Yarmulke is a Yiddish term for the skullcap that is traditionally worn by Jewish men in the synagogue and at home; it isn't worn by ladies. Ladies also cover their heads using a scarf or a hat, but not a Yarmulke. Read on about this from judaism.about.com/od/judaismbasics/a/What-Is-A-Kippah-Yarmulke.htm.