WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, is a South Carolina-based network created to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and their families. WREN provides a strong, collective voice for South Carolina’s women and girls.

With our partners and members, we:

  • Advocate at the Statehouse and public agencies for policies and laws that will improve the status of women, including equal pay, workplace policies to support working parents, and access to health information and services. (See Legislative Policy Agenda)
  • Educate the public on the issues that affect women and girls and inspire action, including upcoming research on the status of women in the workforce in South Carolina and a major statewide Summit for business leaders, policymakers, and non-profit representatives.
  • Empower people and strengthening 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 of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to improving opportunities for South Carolinians.

WREN convenes diverse voices, collects and disseminates research, and shares information about practical solutions to promote gender equality and improve our state’s health and economic vitality.