by Ashley Lidow on Oct 18, 2017
Our mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and their families.
Even with South Carolina’s recent economic growth and the steady relocation of international businesses here, our state faces serious challenges. High poverty and unemployment rates, low quality of education, high rates of domestic violence, high rates of uninsured citizens, and poor health outcomes are daunting challenges.
Women and girls, especially those who are poor, of color, and living in rural areas, carry a disproportionate share of these economic and social burdens. Without improved and equitable access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity, South Carolina cannot reach its full potential.
WREN is a network of advocates and champions for the empowerment of women and girls. Our aim is to strengthen the bonds among us, advocate for policy changes that improve conditions for women at home and at work, and to increase representation by women in government and civic life.
We want our state’s young women and young men to see a bright future for themselves in South Carolina, a place where they are free and prepared to pursue their highest aspirations. Join us in this movement to make South Carolina the very best place for growing our families, businesses, and human connections.