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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.

UN Women ED in Rome for talks on empowering rural women

BY IN UN Women On 23-07-2012

ROME — World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin welcomed Ms. Michelle Bachelet, her counterpart at UN Women,  to WFP headquarters on Friday 13 July, 2012 for two high-level meetings on a  5-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women.

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UN Women ED in Rome for talks on empowering rural women


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