In “Women’s Lives,” The World’s Marco Werman and a team of women journalists report on the status of women, which is rising in many parts of the world largely through the efforts of women themselves. From Mumbai to Manila, from Canada to Kenya, this fast-paced hour examines how women gain access to hard-won rights. Nearly a year in the making, Across Women’s Lives tells stories of women facing challenges, becoming empowered through their own efforts as entrepreneurs, as mentors and students, and as activists with a message. Reports and interview highlight issues such as women’s reproductive health, access to education, gender equity and freedom from oppression. And always with an ear to storytelling, The World’s reporters examine the lives of individuals whose personal stories bring societal issues into focus.