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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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Asia-Pacific calls for urgent increase to low participation of women in politics

BY IN UN Women On 04-02-2013

As leaders from Governments and civil society across the Asia-Pacific region met for a workshop in Beijing, China this week, they called for effective measures to increase the number of women in political decision-making at all levels.

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Asia-Pacific calls for urgent increase to low participation of women in politics


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