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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.

Pacific parliamentarians UNiTE to end violence against women

BY IN UN Women On 27-08-2012

In the lead  up to the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands this week, parliamentarians representing eight Pacific Island Countries have released a signed statement calling for increased efforts and sustained action  to eliminate violence against women and girls, under the framework of the Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign. The Pacific region has one of

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Pacific parliamentarians UNiTE to end violence against women


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