A year in women: notable female achievements of 2012, from Malala to Hillary

Faine Greenwood – Global Post – Wednesday, 02 January 2013 (originally published 01 Jan)

Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at a podium.
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi — daughter of Aung San, considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma — talks during the ‘ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum 2012’ at a hotel in Yangon on December 6, 2012. Suu Kyi was speaking on the topic of ‘ Resilience in Turbulent Times.’ Image: Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images

From Malala Yousafzai to Aung Sang Suu Kyi to Hillary Clinton, 2012 was a dramatic year for women.

Women made major steps forward in politics and in business. But horrific acts of violence against an Indian medical student and an outspoken Pakistani preteen proved how far there still is to go for women’s rights.

Here is a look some of the big milestones for women this year . . .

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