To celebrate International Women's Day 2012, we’re celebrating the most significant moments in female history and honouring the women behind them.
From the passionate, tenacious women who have put their lives on the line for female equality and emancipation to the extraordinary achievements of female pioneers who have battled their way through male-dominated worlds to reach their goals.
Take a look at our timeline of female achievements since the launch of International Women’s Day in 1911.
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