For centuries, women around the world have been fighting for gender equity. This year brought about an abundance of change. Recent revelations of sexual harassment and allegations of assault by men in all different sectors, from movie producers to senators, have transformed global outrage into action. Around the world, from Europe and North America to the Middle East and Central America, this year has brought historic changes to the lives of women and girls as countries abolish laws which previously marginalized, discriminated, and silenced women.