A Buddhist nun sits in front of the Taj Mahal
Buddhists believe the path to enlightenment requires periods of detachment from the world — so self-quarantine offers an opportunity. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, a Buddhist nun and social activist, speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the role of meditation and reflection during the spread of COVID-19.
two women pose for a photo with a dog in the snow.
With their nearest neighbor about 100 miles away and with no running water or electricity, two citizen scientists have discovered a few tricks for coping.
Women wearing protective masks travel in a metro train during a partial lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia, on April 2, 2020.
Millions of people across the world have been ordered to stay home under the assumption that home is the safest place for them. That's not the case for people who are now stuck at home with their abusers. A network of women's organizations in Europe explains how groups are stepping in to help domestic violence survivors.
Indyra Mendoza is shown wearing a dark shirt and standing in front of a projector showing a news clipping.
If the court rules in Cattrachas' favor, this will be the first time Honduras is held responsible for trans femicide. The group hopes it will set a precedent for similar cases across Latin America. 
A woman holds a pink cross during a protest to mark International Women's Day at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico, March 8, 2020.
The idea of women striking has existed for years in different parts of the world, but this year in Mexico, it’s taken on a new life with the horrific, back-to-back murders of a young woman and a 7-year-old girl.
Demonstrators and activists take part in a rally in support of legal and safe abortion outside the Colombian constitutional court, in Bogota, Colombia, March 2, 2020.
On Monday night, Colombia’s Constitutional Court voted to uphold a previous ruling that allows the procedure when a woman’s life is at risk, the fetus is malformed or the pregnancy is a result of rape.
Volunteers from the conservative group 40 Days for Life pray outside an abortion clinic in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.
The US-based 40 days for Life organization has ramped up activities in Colombia ahead of the constitutional court's ruling on granting women full access to abortion until the fourth month of pregnancy.  
People gather in a memory of seven-year-old Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, who went missing and whose body was discovered inside a plastic bag, at an anti-femicide monument, in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 19, 2020.
Women in cities across Mexico have been protesting almost daily in response to two horrific murders this month. Estefanía Vela Barba, an attorney who directs Intersecta, a Mexico City-based NGO working to end gender discrimination, spoke to our host Marco Werman.
A woman with braids in a pink track sweatshirt
When Alyona Savranenko turned 12, hip-hop found her in a small rural village. Now Savranenko, a former kindergarten teacher, is one of the top artists in Ukraine.
Haitian American flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim
Haitian American flutist, composer and vocalist Nathalie Joachim pays tribute to female artists in her new album, "Fanm d'Ayiti," or "Women of Haiti." Joachim tells The World about the women who inspired the songs and the album that's been nominated for a Grammy.

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