WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, is a South Carolina-based non-profit organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, gender-expansive people, and their families. WREN is the leading state-wide gender justice advocacy organization in South Carolina, and one of the leading organizations dedicated to gender research, advocacy, and organizing in the nation.

We advocate, educate, engage community, and build coalitions. WREN strives to create a diverse and inclusive movement that amplifies voices and advances justice for all.

ADVOCATE: We advocate with the South Carolina General Assembly and public agencies for policies and laws that will improve the status of women, girls, and their families.

EDUCATE: We educate the public on the issues that affect diverse women and girls and inspire action.

ENGAGE: We engage community and strengthen the capacity of organizations and businesses to support women and young people of all ages, races, and abilities through community conversations, training, and grassroots mobilization.

BUILD COALITIONS: We build coalitions of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to improving opportunities for South Carolinians.


Strategic Plan 2021-2023

In order to meet the challenges of our time and better serve communities across our state and region, WREN must grow and evolve. Our work must be bolder and more intersectional. We must confront and begin to divest from the ways that we have contributed to a culture of white supremacy – where the voices and perspectives of people of color, gender-expansive people, people with disabilities, and others are marginalized in favor of voices and perspectives that are white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle and upper income, and non-disabled. We must recognize where we have done harm, do our best to repair that harm, and commit to dismantling white supremacy and oppression in all its forms.