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by WREN Staff on Jul 21, 2022
The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network
Our 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.
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 and abortion access restrictions, high rates of uninsured citizens, and poor health outcomes are daunting challenges.
Women, girls, and gender-expansive people, 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 aims to address these issue areas by advocating at the Statehouse, educating and engaging community, and building a diverse coalition of partnerships. Together, we can create an inclusive movement that amplifies voices and advances justice for all.
We want our state’s youth 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.
Now is the time to invest in South Carolina’s women, girls, and families. We need people like you joining the movement, speaking out, and leading the way toward positive change.
“WREN is the empowering resource I needed to create true change for the things I am most passionate about: education, economic development, and community health. As a small business owner in South Carolina, WREN has given me the training and advice on how to truly navigate legislative issues that directly affect me, my family, my business, and my community. Most importantly, they have connected me with individuals and advocates which I would have never found otherwise.”