Category: News

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


Director of Organizing

by Melissa Moore on Jun 17, 2022

I’m honored and humbled to announce my new position as Director of Organizing, a role that draws on my 15+ years of experience advancing gender justice in South Carolina. This is a brand new position at WREN that solidifies a commitment to growing our grassroots power!  I started my career in 2005 as Executive Assistant

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


Job Opening: Communications Specialist

by WREN Staff on Apr 27, 2022

Communications Specialist The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit

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, 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

Gender Justice, Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

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


Meet Katie!

by WREN Staff on Mar 16, 2022

Our nest is growing! Welcome, Katie Parris, WREN’s new Policy and Programs Assistant.  Where are you from? I am a lifelong resident of Spartanburg, SC. For the longest time, I wanted nothing more than to leave Spartanburg, but ended up falling in love with Wofford College where I completed my Bachelor’s degree. When it came