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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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To ensure school attendance of young girls, Kenya takes practical action

BY IN UN Women On 11-05-2012

Almost half a million Kenyan school girls have been given access to free sanitary towels through a State initiative supported by UN Women. The initiative is a great leap forward in a country where many girls miss up to five days of school every month because of their menstrual cycle.

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