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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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Australia-UN Women joint press conference

BY IN UN Women On 23-08-2012

Good morning, It is wonderful to be here in Australia and to be joined by Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr. One of the main reasons for my visit here is to thank Australia.

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Good morning, It is wonderful to be here in Australia and to be joined by Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr. One of the main reasons for my visit here is to thank Australia. I would like to thank the Government and people of Australia for their strong support to UN Women and leadership for gender

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