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.
Well before the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, or the rise of the UK Independence Party, the co-owners of Solstar gym in the London neighborhood of Tottenham were training to fight back against what they see as the rise of violence on the part of the right-wing.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Sexual assault in the hotel industry is a global issue. Housekeepers here in the US are campaigning for more protections in the workplace.
The show, "First Contact," which airs on the Aboriginal People's Television Network, has sparked controversy and dialogue over the way in which it handles racism.
Women & Girls
The Hampstead Heath Ladies’ Pond has been a place where women having been taking a dip for over a century. But earlier this year, there were complaints when transgender women used the pond
Outside of Chernobyl's "exclusion zone," things have never returned to normal. But life goes on.
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.