Anna-Catherine Brigida

@annacatbrigida @AnnaCat_Brigida

Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist based in El Salvador whose work focuses on gender, human rights, immigration, and security in Latin America, with a focus on Central America. She has reported from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina for media outlets such as the Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, PRI’s The World, and others. Anna-Cat graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a degree in print and digital journalism. In summer 2018, she participated in the Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), a two-week program for professionals to challenge and develop their ethical values in their career. She has received reporting grants from the Food and Environmental Reporting Network, Mongabay and Solutions Journalism Network. Anna-Cat Brigida is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee. She is working with Christine Baussan to report on reproductive freedom in Honduras.

Reporting Locations


| Valentina Pereda, Anna-Catherine Brigida

Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing Violence Remain Undeterred

HEYDI LIZBETH GARCÍA GIRÓN is haunted by the memory of the day her partner tried to kill her. “I can’t sleep at night because when I close my eyes, I see the image of him over…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions – even if not convicted – face years of stigmatisation. A woman carries a bucket containing water collected from the rain in her house in Yaurawila, La Mosquitia region,…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban

Through hotlines and clinics, activists and health experts are trying to change the stigma associated with abortion. Ana Padilla, 28, took an abortion pill to prevent an unwanted pregnancy when she was 22-years-old [Cristina Baussan/Al…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors Activists from the group Yo No Quiero Ser Violada (I Don”t Want to be Raped) hold one…

| Anna-Catherine Brigida, Cristina Baussan

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

By Anna-Catherine Brigida Photography by Cristina Baussan The morning-after pill has been banned for 10 years. Honduran groups are demanding access and working to change stigma. Graffiti in favour of the morning-after pill is seen…

The many obstacles facing Honduran youth

Two Honduran youth who participated in the second annual “Breaking Barriers” marathon, an attempt to reclaim public space for youth. An estimated 65 percent of the Honduran population is under the age of 29. I’d…