Allison Herrera

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Allison Herrera is a radio journalist who currently works with PRI’s The World. Herrera covers gender and equity for PRI’s reporting project, “Across Women’s lives,” which focuses on women’s rights around the world. This project has taken her to Ukraine, where Herrera showcased the country’s global surrogacy industry and reported on families who are so desperate to escape the ongoing civil war that they have moved to abandoned towns near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. Herrera was a part of Association of Independent in Radio’s Localore project in 2015 which covered Oklahoma’s diverse indigenous population. It received several awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2017, Herrera received an Emmy award nomination for a story she produced for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting titled “Does the Time Fit the Crime,” which centered on women in the criminal justice in Oklahoma. Herrera is based in Minneapolis, where she lives with her daughter, Anna. Allison Herrera is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee and her work will explore Abortion Rights in the U.S. and Argentina.

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Argentina’s feminist tango

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 5:19pm https://www.iwmf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019_0717_09.mp3 Tango is deep in Argentine culture. It’s also steeped in traditional male-female roles. But some dancers are pushing for a more feminist version of tango. The World’s Allison…

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

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…

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Photos: The women of Argentina’s abortion debate

Abortion has been illegal in Argentina for more than 100 years. The law was amended in 1921, allowing for exceptions to be made when a mother’s life is at risk or when a woman has been…

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Mandatory sex ed curriculum stirs controversy in Argentina

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…

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Argentina is divided over abortion — even the feminists

A growing movement in the country to combat violence against women has helped bring abortion to the fore. Luciana Angueira, a social worker in Villa Fiorito, a poor neighborhood outside of central Buenos Aires, Argentina,…

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‘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. Joanna, 27, a mom and a university student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, couldn’t imagine…