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.
People describe DakhaBrakha's music as "ethno chaos." It's a mix of Ukrainian traditional music with contemporary political and social messages.
Once prohibited from active duty, Ukraine's female officers are done being a novelty and are hoping to change the public perception of the police force in Kiev.
Conflict & Justice
In eastern Ukraine, it's often women who lead families to new homes for safety while their husbands stay behind.
A resolution endorsing breastfeeding became the latest political lightning rod when the Trump administration threatened some countries with a withdrawal of aid if they didn't support a more watered-down version that caves to the infant formula industry.
Her Body, My Baby
Since India, Thailand and Mexico shut down their commercial surrogacy industries, Ukraine has become the go-to spot for couples in the US and elsewhere. Some couples question agency practices there while lawyers, activists and feminists argue that surrogacy there exploits women.