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S.C. Senate Votes to Ban Medically Necessary Care for Trans Youth

by Kelli R. Parker on May 3, 2024

WREN is outraged that the South Carolina Senate voted to pass the dangerous and discriminatory House Bill 4624, cruelly banning medically necessary healthcare for transgender people. This unconscionable law directly attacks the fundamental rights, well-being, and human dignity of our transgender neighbors, friends, and family members. Rather than prioritizing the real issues facing South Carolinians

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Victory in the Fight to End Period Poverty 

by WREN on Apr 30, 2024

Victory in the Fight to End Period Poverty  WREN applauds the South Carolina Senate for unanimously passing a bill to remove the sales tax on menstrual products such as pads, tampons, and menstrual cups. We hope the Governor will sign the bill into law. By removing the regressive “tampon tax,” South Carolina has taken a

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Whose Life Matters? The Battle Over Emergency Care

by Kelli R. Parker on Apr 23, 2024

In 1986, Congress passed the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) to ensure hospitals provide emergency care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. However, since the 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision struck down the constitutional right to abortion, some states have passed severe bans that prevent doctors from performing abortions —

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Now Hiring: Director of Finance  

by WREN on Apr 17, 2024

Job Posting  Position: Director of Finance Reports to: Chief Operating Officer   About the Position:   The Director of Finance is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the organization. This position demands adept financial management, strategic thinking, strong interpersonal abilities, and a steadfast dedication to the organization’s mission and values.  This

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Now Hiring: Operations Coordinator

by WREN on Apr 17, 2024

Job Posting  Position: Operations Coordinator Reports to: Chief Operating Officer   About the Position:   The Operations Coordinator is an integral member of the operations team, providing essential support for the organization’s strategic objectives. With the Chief Operating Officer, this position assists with processes, facilities management, human resources, and IT, collaborating with all staff to ensure the

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Now Hiring: Grants Manager 

by WREN on Apr 1, 2024

Job Posting Position: Grants Manager Reports to: Chief Development Officer About the Position: The Grants Manager will directly oversee researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals and reports that support the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network’s objectives and meet funders’ guidelines and criteria. This highly organized individual will serve as the primary grant writer, manage

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Now Hiring: Digital Fundraising Manager

by WREN on Apr 1, 2024

Job Posting Position: Digital Fundraising Manager Reports to: Chief Development Officer About the Position: The WREN team is excited to hire a dynamic Digital Fundraising Manager to lead and manage digital fundraising and donor engagement initiatives for our organization. In this role, you will join a team ready to tackle any challenge head on and

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Meet Dr. Amalia Luxardo, WREN’s New CEO

by Kelli R. Parker on Feb 1, 2024

An exciting announcement marks the dawn of a new era at the Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN). With great pleasure, we introduce the distinguished Dr. Amalia Luxardo, who will be taking the helm as our new Chief Executive Officer. With over two decades of dedicated service in the public sector, Dr. Luxardo brings a

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SC Supreme Court Upholds Extreme Abortion Law

Aug 23, 2023

Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the 6-week abortion ban passed by the state’s General Assembly in May does not violate the state’s Constitution, which means that this extreme ban goes into effect immediately.  The Court’s ruling today makes abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, except under very narrow circumstances. Of

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Abortion is still legal up to 22 weeks in South Carolina!

May 31, 2023

BIG NEWS: The 6-week abortion ban that passed the South Carolina General Assembly has been BLOCKED by a judge, and abortion is still legal up to 22 weeks in South Carolina! Last week was a very tough week, but we ended it with a sense of relief, gratitude, and determination for the ongoing fight ahead.