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Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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Addressing violence against women is fighting HIV/AIDS

BY IN UN Women On 30-07-2012

A policy paper recently released by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women emphasizes that survivors of violence and HIV-positive women are the experts on their own lived experiences, and their engagement in all aspects of awareness-raising and programmatic interventions should be increased.

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Addressing violence against women is fighting HIV/AIDS


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