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Lady Gaga urges women to speak up about sexual assault

Having bravely shared her story of a past sexual assault in a bid to encourage other women to speak out about their own experiences, Lady Gaga gave the most powerful performance of her life at this year's Oscars. Appearing on stage alongside 50 sexual assault survivors, the Bad Romance singer belted out "Til It Happens To You" a song about how it feels to be the victim of rape, that left the audience in a tearful standing ovation. 2016's Academy Awards belonged to Lady Gaga. [Photo: Getty]

Let's hear it for the girls: The best girl power moments of 2016

"Who runs the world? Girls!" Beyoncé famously hollered. But while it's not strictly true that the world is entirely ruled by women (wouldn't it be nice though?), it's fair to say the female of the species has delivered some pretty awesome empowerment moments in 2016.

From Hillary Clinton’s history-making presidential run to Team GB kicking butt at the Olympics, celebrities throwing light on important women's issues to Taylor Swift sticking it to the haters, 2016 has to been a pretty killer year for girl power.

So what better way welcome in the New Year than celebrating the fiercest female moments of the old one? Here are the ten girl power moments that broke social media and helped make 2016 rock.

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