Category: Gender Justice

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Congratulations JUSTICE Ketanji Brown Jackson

by WREN Staff on Apr 7, 2022

South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Nomination to Supreme Court   COLUMBIA, SC – Ann Warner, WREN CEO released the following statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination:   “Today marks a historic moment not just for our nation, but for gender justice.  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the

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Resource for Journalists Reporting on Abortion 

by WREN Staff on Mar 11, 2022

Media coverage of reproductive health care that is accurate and comprehensive can help reduce misinformation surrounding abortion care. The following resource, compiled by the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, offers medically accurate, easy-to-understand guidance for reporting on abortion in South Carolina. Background: Abortion Access in South Carolina in 2022 Amid nationwide threats to

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WREN Statement in Opposition to H.4608 

by Ashley Crary Lidow, MPH on Mar 10, 2022

Presented to the House Education K-12 subcommittee on March 10, 2022  Thank you, Chairwoman Felder, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ashley Lidow, she/her, and I am the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a

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Melissa Moore Testimony on School Censorship Bills

by Melissa Moore on Mar 2, 2022

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022 the House Education Committee heard testimony  Melissa Moore, a community advocate and WREN’s Lowcountry Manager gave the testimony below:  Thank you for your commitment to hearing public testimony. I’ve been in other hearings this session where the public was silenced, which feels like a grave threat to the democratic process.

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Testimony of National Advocates for Pregnant Women to the Medical Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Senate in Opposition to S.988

by National Advocates for Pregnant Women on Feb 7, 2022

January 24, 2022 Thank you for the opportunity to address this Committee. On behalf of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), we respectfully submit this written testimony in opposition to a S.988. We are a non-partisan legal advocacy organization dedicated to the welfare of pregnant people and their families. Our testimony draws on over 20

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Protect Truth in Education in South Carolina 

by Ashley Crary Lidow, MPH on Jan 31, 2022

WREN is joining our partners at the ACLU to protect truth in education. WREN supports educators’ and students’ rights to talk about race, sex, and gender in schools. All students deserve educational materials and information that accurately describes our history, including the history of underrepresented and marginalized people.  South Carolinian legislators have filed several bills that could