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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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Indigenous Women, their concerns and contributions for a more sustainable world

BY IN UN Women On 09-05-2012

At the Eleventh Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples in New York, UN Women organized a side event on “Good Practices: Indigenous Women´s Contributions to Citizenship and Governance Processes”. The panel focused on the results of public policies in Mexico which have tried to integrate a gender and intercultural approach to advance

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