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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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On behalf of UN Secretary-General, Michelle Bachelet addresses the Pacific Islands Forum on climate change

BY IN UN Women On 30-08-2012

Your Excellency Prime Minister Puna, Distinguished Heads of States and Governments, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to send greetings to this lunch, and I commend the commitment of Pacific island nations to my Sustainable Energy for All initiative, with its three complementary goals to be reached by 2030. Providing universal access to modern

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On behalf of UN Secretary-General, Michelle Bachelet addresses the Pacific Islands Forum on climate change


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