Allison Herrera

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.  

In a historic ruling on Feb. 22, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court struck the term “by blood” from its constitution and laws.

Cherokee Nation Supreme Court rules citizenship not determined ‘by blood’

The ruling effectively ends a decadeslong debate over citizenship status in the largest tribe in the country. 

Women stand together and hold sings in Spanish in a city.

Photos: The women of Argentina’s abortion debate

Lifestyle & Belief
Marcela Juan

These Argentine women fight against a justice system ‘written by men, for men’

Women & Gender

Mandatory sex ed curriculum stirs controversy in Argentina

social worker in soccer field

Argentina is divided over abortion — even the feminists

Health & Medicine

‘Maternity jail’: Women in Argentina and the US find ways around restrictive abortion laws

Argentina has strict laws against abortion. But a movement to decriminalize abortion has gained traction in the predominantly Catholic country in recent years.


Advocates strive to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women in the US and Canada

Sexual violence

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.

members of the Ethiopian diaspora

Ethiopian women abroad give abuse survivors a new platform — and a new voice

Women & Gender

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.

Ciara McCormack plays soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps accused of mishandling abuse allegations against former coach


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.

Amal Clooney

A UN resolution condemning sexual violence against women should’ve been uncontroversial

Conflict & Justice

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning sexual violence in war. It should have been an uncontroversial vote.