The money collected through women-run savings clubs in Solomon Islands surpasses one million Solomon Island DollarsVote
WARA is a women-led, volunteer run savings club that gives women a space to come together, learn more about managing finances, and store their savings safely, hits on million Solomon Island Dollars
First openly transgender person nominated for an EmmyVote
Laverne Cox, US actress and activist, becomes the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Orange is the New Black.
Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient of all timeVote
Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize at 17 for her work around girl's rights in Pakistan.
Landmark case opens doors for marriage equality in the United StatesVote
Edith Windsor wins a landmark case against the United States Government, challenging the Defense of Marriage Act for discriminating against same-sex couples.
Human rights organisations release groundbreaking research on gender and disabilityVote
Triple Jeopardy, the first research into the intersection between gender-based violence, poverty and disability launched in Cambodia by IWDA, IWDA partner Banteay Srei, CBM Australia, Cambodia
Saudi Arabian women compete in Olympics for the first timeVote
112 years after women were first allowed to compete in the Olympics, two women from Saudi Arabia become the first in their country to do so.
Fiji's first lesbian, bisexual and transgender collective formsVote
Fiji's first lesbian, bisexual and transgender collective and IWDA We Rise Coalition member, DIVA for Equality, forms, working on issues of human rights and social justice, including sexual reprodu
The first cross-country transgender network set up in Asia PacificVote
In 2009, 15 transgender women from 10 countries in Asia Pacific came together to champion transgender rights, and from this meeting, founded the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network.
J.K. Rowling becomes the author of the best-selling book series in historyVote
J.K. Rowling's seven-book series, Harry Potter, becomes the best-selling book series in history, selling over 400 million copies and spawning eight films. This also makes J.K.