The 20 greatest moments for women this year

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11. Apology to Victims of Forced Adoption.
Two years after the WA government apologised to victims of forced adoption, state and territory governments around the country this year (including the Victorian government, who apologised to these women, pictured, in October), either issued or signalled their intention to deliver similar apologies for similar crimes against women and their children. While it will never reverse the trauma of that sanctioned abuse, it at least acknowledges the pain caused.

11. Apology to Victims of Forced Adoption. Two years after the WA government apologised to victims of forced adoption, state and territory governments around the country this year (including the Victorian government, who apologised to these women, pictured, in October), either issued or signalled their intention to deliver similar apologies for similar crimes against women and their children. While it will never reverse the trauma of that sanctioned abuse, it at least acknowledges the pain caused.

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