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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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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women turns 30

BY IN UN Women On 03-07-2012

To mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, UN Women and OHCHR will host an event to celebrate its work.  The event will highlight the Committee’s work on the protection and promotion of women’s human rights under the Convention of all Forms of Discrimination against

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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women turns 30


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