Correspondent, Across Women's Lives
Allison Herrera is a multimedia reporter living in Minneapolis. She's covered issues ranging from the environment to women in prison. Before joining PRI, Herrera worked in Oklahoma covering Native American communities for KOSU Radio. Her project Invisible Nations was part of AIR's Localore project Finding America.
The ruling effectively ends a decadeslong debate over citizenship status in the largest tribe in the country.
Women & Girls
In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.
Lifestyle & Belief
An attempt to legalize abortion in Argentina failed last year, but the debate is far from over.
In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.
Health & Medicine
A growing movement in the country to combat violence against women has helped bring abortion to the fore.
Argentina has strict laws against abortion. But a movement to decriminalize abortion has gained traction in the predominantly Catholic country in recent years.
It's been called an epidemic that has gone on for generations. Indigenous women, disappearing in both the US and Canada. Until the last few years, the public has paid little attention to their stories. But the families of these missing and murdered women are demanding to be heard — and counted.
Women & Girls
The documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" brought attention to African American girls who were victims of sexual abuse by an older man. For those in the Ethiopian community, the film opened up the floodgates.
Several former players for the Vancouver Whitecaps women's soccer team have come forward to say the club has mishandled accusations of bullying and sexually suggestive behavior by a former coach. Host Carol Hills speaks to one of the former Whitecaps players, Ciara McCormack.
Conflict & Justice
On Tuesday, the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning sexual violence in war. It should have been an uncontroversial vote.