Category: Advocate Stories

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Jacqueline Mayorga: “I’m Here to Stay.”

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 7, 2017

WREN stands with the Dreamers of South Carolina. Learn more about the story of a Dreamer in our community and how you can take action. Jacqueline Mayorga is a dreamer in every sense of the word. Her parents, undocumented immigrants from Mexico, brought her to South Carolina when she was just three years old. Since

Advocate Stories, Special Events

WREN Launches New Midlands Project with Organizational Partners

by Megan Plassmeyer on Aug 23, 2017

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) held a kick-off meeting with organizational partners to launch the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project. This project, supported by a Connected Communities Grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation, as well as the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South

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Work with WREN!

by WREN Staff on Aug 1, 2017

Calling all advocates! Don’t miss out on a chance to spend your fall with the WREN team.  See below for details regarding our new internship opportunities.  We’ll be accepting applications until August 16. Communications Internship (Fall 2017) Policy and Government Relations Internship (Fall 2017)

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Support Dependable Contraceptive Access

by Beth Sundstrom on May 15, 2017

Free the Pill: Support Dependable Contraceptive Access The South Carolina House recently passed legislation to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, and families in our state. This bipartisan bill aims to increase uninterrupted access to contraception and decrease unintended pregnancy. Approximately 50% of all pregnancies in South Carolina are unintended. Unintended pregnancy leads

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, Special Events

WREN: #WhyWeWalk

by WREN Staff on Mar 3, 2017

We’ve all heard the phrase “if only you were in my shoes.”  And now, the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is bringing those words to life. The “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” fundraising walk encourages the community to get involved in the fight against sexual violence and raises awareness about the local

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Donor Acknowledgements

by WREN Staff on Feb 2, 2017

We all have wonderful women in our life who need to be recognized. Some of our generous donors have decided to honor these women who have had a significant impact. A group of friends from Greenville, South Carolina chose to give to WREN in memory of their friend Esther Rogers. Martha and David Dolge, Nancy

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A Better 2017

by WREN Staff on Jan 3, 2017

It’s a new year and we’re making some resolutions.  As members of a larger community, we must vocalize to our constituency that feminism isn’t just a luxury of the privileged, but is necessary for the freedom of all women in South Carolina. According to advocate and Girl’s Rock Charleston Teen Organizing Intern, India Coleman, working

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Work with WREN

by WREN Communications & Learning Team on Dec 12, 2016

The WREN Communications and Learning team is looking for two part-time interns to help us build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls and families. Click on the links below for more information: Communications Intern Events & Outreach Intern

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Learning to Move Forward: Interview with Effy Francis

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 13, 2016

Sometimes in life, we reach a period of time where we are destination-less. Not because we have failed or have been misguided, but because the path we are traveling down becomes derailed. In these moments we can either choose to float on, or we can choose to forge a new path. And in case you

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New Advocacy Coordinator for HIV Task Force: Wayne Borders

Sep 13, 2016

“Change doesn’t come easy; you can’t live in the South unless you appreciate a good fight!” Last week, Tell Them sat in with the new Advocacy Coordinator for the SC HIV Task Force, Wayne Borders, to discuss his background in advocacy work and his plans for the legislative session. For more information about the Task