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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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UN Women amplifies women’s voices at the International AIDS Conference

BY IN UN Women On 19-07-2012

UN Women Media Advisory For immediate release Media Contacts: Hadrien Bonnaud: hadrien.bonnaud[at]unwomen.org; 1 + 917-208-9641 At the upcoming International AIDS Conference (IAC) held in Washington D.C (22 – 27 July) UN Women aims to give visibility and amplify the voice of women, in particular women living with HIV.

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