Category: Freedom from Violence

Freedom from Violence, Special Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance.

by Nyomi Guzman on Nov 15, 2018

This Tuesday, November 20th, WREN will be observing Transgender Day of Remembrance. Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded Transgender Day of Remembrance in 1999, as a way to remember trans people whose lives were taken as a result of anti-trans violence in the last year around the world. Trans Day of Remembrance is recognized through a memorial.

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence

Facebook Live Recap: Surviving Sexual Assault

by Nancy Jones on Oct 16, 2018

Ashley Thomas is the founder of an organization called The Hive Community Circle, a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides advocacy, support, and prevention and education services centered around sexual assault and intimate partner violence. The Hive works with the underserved populations of women and girls in and around Columbia, SC, mostly African American females, fulfilling

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement

We demand more from our representatives.

by Ann Warner on Jun 20, 2018

Recently  it was revealed that Rep. Jerry Govan (D-Orangeburg) was quietly cleared of a harassment allegation after a staffer complained of unwanted physical contact.  Govan was one of three state House members accused of sexual misconduct in the past five years. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, new data from Stop Street Harassment shows

Advocate Stories, Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, Policy Updates

Video Series: Using the Statehouse Website

by Megan Plassmeyer on Feb 7, 2018

We get it, the Statehouse website probably hasn’t made your list of most frequent stops.  Read below to see how you can better utilize this free resource, and become a #superadvocate this legislative session. You can also click here to access our Advocacy 101 Toolkit. Watch Live Video While the Statehouse website can’t stream movies

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Tremendous Impact: A Look at Wren’s First Year

by Eme Crawford on Nov 20, 2017

You and 27,000 WREN members are building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women and girls. You donated. You volunteered your time. You made calls and sent emails to your elected officials. You enabled WREN to: Mobilize Citizens & Organizations to Take Action 1,900 people participated in advocacy

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Few and Fierce

by Megan Plassmeyer on Nov 13, 2017

For some, the “Me Too” campaign prompted an alarming realization that sexual assault happens within our communities. Yet for most of us, particularly women, it served as a reminder that none of us are immune or insulated from this behavior. We weren’t shocked by what we read because what we read was not new to

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

Gilda, We’ve Got Your Back

by WREN Staff on Jul 25, 2017

This past legislative session, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter was met with unwanted physical contact from a fellow legislator when there was a disagreement over a bill.  We cannot accept a culture where a woman who speaks up is treated this way. Join WREN and SCCADVASA on Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:30pm at Spotted Salamander as we write