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2020 has seen big gender equality gains. Image: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Victoria Masterson
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Researchers in Australia have developed a new cancer vaccine. Image: Translational Research Institute
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World Food Programme staff attend to a participant in a Food and Cash assistance scheme in Nigeria. Image: WFP/Damilola Onafuwa
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There are 20 heads of state or government who are women, up from 12 in 1995. Image: The World’s Women 2020: Trends and Statistics
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WIthout conservation, extinction of bird species would have been 3.1 - 4.2 times higher. Image: Conservation Letters
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