Category: Gender Justice

Gender Justice

Are you ready to Power Up?

by WREN Staff on Aug 10, 2022

This spring, WREN gathered with business leaders from across the state to explore innovative ways to address the workforce shortage. From those conversations we created the Power Up Action Agenda, containing topic specific strategies and resources to advance women’s workforce participation and equitable workplaces.   In the months since the forum, the overturning of Roe vs Wade

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

Freedom from Violence, Gender Justice

Juneteenth

by Melissa Moore on Jun 17, 2022

Happy Juneteenth to all our Black siblings! May your lives be filled with safety, care, love, celebration, liberation, joy, and reflection.  The last enslaved people of African descent in the U.S. were freed on June 19, 1865, a full two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Yet, certain conditions of slavery are still

Gender Justice, Uncategorized

Reflections on Pride, not Prejudice

by Melissa Moore on Jun 2, 2022

Happy Pride, y’all! I’m proud to be a Genderqueer Raised In The South (GRITS), and I want to remind other GRITS, all the beautiful identities under the queer* umbrella, and all those who uplift our community that our existence is our RESISTANCE.  I am blessed to make a living doing work that is deeply personal

Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

Anti-abortion politicians pass misinformation bill to force providers to lie about medication abortion

by WREN Staff on Apr 27, 2022

SOUTH CAROLINA– Today, anti-abortion politicians in the House voted to pass a new medication abortion misinformation bill (H. 4568). In response, Ann Warner, CEO of the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) has released the following statement: “This bill is the latest in anti-abortion politicians’ attack on our freedoms and health. If it

Advocate Stories, Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

Calling All Advocates!

by Advocacy Team on Apr 21, 2022

Take Action TODAY Against Anti-Trans Bills The SC House recently passed H.4608, a bill that would prohibit transgender students from participating in student sports. To categorically deny transgender students the freedom to play alongside their peers is completely at odds with lawmakers’ duties to care for and protect our youth. Click the following link to

Gender Justice, Health and Education

WREN Statement in Support of Pharmacy Access Act

by WREN Staff on Apr 19, 2022

Statement as presented to Subcommittee I Health and Environmental Affairs on April 20, 2022  Thank you, Chairman Hart, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ashley Lidow and I am the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit

Gender Justice, News, Partner

In Final Weeks of South Carolina Legislative Session, Organizers Will Unite to Defeat Anti-Transgender Sports Bill and Healthcare Discrimination Bill

by SC United for Justice and Equality on Apr 15, 2022

Organizers successfully held off many extreme bills from advancing by last week’s crossover deadline; now, all attention turns to H.4776 and H.4608 COLUMBIA, SC – Last week marked the crossover deadline for South Carolina’s legislature – the date by which legislation must be approved by one legislative chamber in order to be considered for the