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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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Culture and the Arts, a powerful means to foster women’s rights

BY IN UN Women On 20-05-2012

On the International Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21May), a look at how different forms of culture and performing arts are addressing development issues such as ending  violence against women, women’s economic empowerment and women’s leadership.    Addressing Violence against Women through Theatre in PNG Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based

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On the International Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21May), a look at how different forms of culture and performing arts are addressing development issues such as ending  violence against women, women’s economic empowerment and women’s leadership.    Addressing Violence against Women through Theatre in PNG Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based

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