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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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Remarks by Michelle Bachelet at the launch of new documentary “Side by Side : Women, Peace and Security”

BY IN UN Women On 18-07-2012

Speaking at the launch of a new documentary, UN Women Executive Director Michele Bachelet identifies areas for both hope and urgency in the field of women, peace and security. With the percentage of women at peace tables or in the police and military components of peace missions in the single digits, she has highlighted five

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Speaking at the launch of a new documentary, UN Women Executive Director Michele Bachelet identifies areas for both hope and urgency in the field of women, peace and security. With the percentage of women at peace tables or in the police and military components of peace missions in the single digits, she has highlighted five

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