Category: Economic Opportunity

Economic Opportunity

Three Ways to Support the Economic Well-Being of South Carolinians   

by Demetria Mosley on Mar 15, 2024

Our work at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network is deeply influenced by the courage and bravery of past and present generations, who have fought hard against discrimination and barriers for marginalized communities.    The movement to advance the well-being of women*, girls, and gender-expansive individuals is a powerful force of collective voices combating inequalities worldwide.

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education

Let’s take action against Period Poverty together!

by Demetria Mosley on Oct 12, 2023

Each month, 1.8 billion people around the world menstruate. The menstruation process, which is often referred to as a period or a cycle, causes blood from inside the inner lining of the uterus to flow outside of the vagina. To prepare for their menstruation, a person might spends around $20 per month on products like pads and tampons.

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News, Policy Updates

Demand South Carolina legislators repeal abortion restrictions! Hearing Scheduled!

by Brandi Ellison on Jun 29, 2022

House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion is meeting on  Thursday, July 7, 2022.  The South Carolina House of Representatives has put together a special Ad Hoc Committee to consider NEW legislation related to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion. This Committee has set its first meeting date to hear from the public.    This

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

WREN Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

by Ann Warner on Jun 24, 2022

WREN denounces the decision issued June 24, 2022 by the United States Supreme Court on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, overturning Roe v Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.  This decision is an assault on our health, our dignity, and our rights. It will take time to realize the full

COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News

FDA Medication Abortion Change – What it Means for South Carolina.

by Ashley Crary Lidow on Dec 21, 2021

Quick Background on Medication Abortion AKA the “abortion pill”:  “Abortion pill” is the common name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol.  First, you take a pill called mifepristone. Pregnancy needs a hormone called progesterone to grow normally. Mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing.  Then