The 20 greatest moments for women this year

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8. Protesting in 2012.
It took something horrifying to inspire it, but after attracting dribbles of people over the last decade or so, Reclaim The Night 2012 saw thousands marching all across Australia to defend women’s rights to walk the streets safely at night. Meanwhile, SlutWalkers marched for the second year running to protest victim blaming, and flash mobs took up around the country to defend the right to access free, safe and legal abortions.

8. Protesting in 2012. It took something horrifying to inspire it, but after attracting dribbles of people over the last decade or so, Reclaim The Night 2012 saw thousands marching all across Australia to defend women’s rights to walk the streets safely at night. Meanwhile, SlutWalkers marched for the second year running to protest victim blaming, and flash mobs took up around the country to defend the right to access free, safe and legal abortions. Photo: Wayne Hawkins WAH

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