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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 Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean created

BY IN UN Women On 24-05-2012

Panama City, May 23rd — The Regional Director of UN Women for Latin America and the Caribbean, Moni Pizani, has announced the names of the selected members of the Civil Society Regional Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean. This group of experts will provide political and technical advice at the highest level to UN

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UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean created


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