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2007
Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd selected Julia Gillard as deputy leader, making her the first woman to hold the role.
2013
Makiko Yamada was named an aide to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, making her the first female aide to the country's prime minister.
2016
Egypt toughened sanctions for those found to be involved in the practice of female genital mutilation, including jail terms up to and including 15 years.
2019
Sudan decriminalised females who drank alcohol or wore revealing clothings.
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24th November 2020
Scotland became the first country in the world to make sanitary products available to women for free, in a bid to bring an end to 'period poverty'. The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to approve a bill which gave women the right to access tampons, sanitary pads and other menstrual products for free through public authorities, schools and universities.
24th November 2020
Avril Haines accepted President-Elect Joe Biden's nomination for the role of Director of National Intelligence of the United States, the first woman ever to be nominated to the role. Haines had previously served as Deputy National Security Adviser, Deputy Adviser of the CIA and oversaw national security matters for the President-Elect's transition team.
24th November 2020
United States President-Elect Joe Biden nominated the former Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen to act as his Treasury Secretary. If confirmed she would be the first female Treasury Secretary in United States history.
10th November 2020
Police in the Mexican resort town of Cancún shot and injured two people who were part of a demonstration against femicide and violence against women after the bodies of two women were discovered within 24 hours of each other over the weekend. Local police initially claimed that the shots fired were rubber bullets, but it became clear in the aftermath that they were actually live ammunition. Local government have condemned the actions of the police and say they were given assurances that no violence would be used against the protesters.
7th November 2020
Joseph R. Biden Junior was predicted to become President of the United States, making him President-Elect, alongside his running mate Kamala Harris, who became his Vice-President-Elect. When confirmed on 20th January 2021, Harris will become the first female vice-president in United States history, in addition to making her the first vice-president of colour and the first first-generation immigrant to hold the role.