Health and Education

Give the Gift of Evidence Based Health Education

by Eme Crawford on Dec 13, 2016

Once every seven years the South Carolina Department of Education updates the health and safety standards (standards that provide the basis for decision-making and educational policy development and development of curricula at the local level), and as a South Carolina citizen you have the opportunity to voice your support of evidence-based programs that help prevent… Read more

Advocate Stories

Work with WREN

by WREN Communications & Learning Team on Dec 12, 2016

The WREN Communications and Learning team is looking for two part-time interns to help us build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls and families. Click on the links below for more information: Communications Intern Events & Outreach Intern

News

WREN 2017 Policy Agenda Briefing

Dec 7, 2016

South Carolina’s legislative session begins on January 10 and WREN has a robust agenda for working with elected officials to improve the lives of women, girls, and families in our state. Join Brandi Ellison and Ashley Crary Lidow for an online webinar on January 5, noon-1pm for a briefing on our legislative policy agenda for… Read more

Policy Updates, Special Events

What You Can Do Now!

by Eme Crawford on Dec 7, 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, WREN has received an outpouring of emails, calls and conversations from women across the state asking what they can do right now to become more involved in speaking up and making a difference for women.  Here are a few upcoming events for those of you ready to make… Read more

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Movement for gender equality comes to Spartanburg with WREN launch party

Dec 5, 2016

A month after an election that shone a light on the unfinished agenda of achieving equality between women and men, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network will return to the Upstate for a second launch event. On Monday, December 5, from 5:30-8:00 pm at Willy Taco in Spartanburg, the open house event will feature introductions… Read more

Special Events

Giving Thanks

by WREN Staff on Nov 22, 2016

Last Thanksgiving, we thought we had a lot to be thankful for. But somewhere in between the rush of the new year, the cards at Valentine’s Day, and the fireworks on the fourth, we created something bigger than we could have ever imagined. Now alongside this year’s turkey and stuffing, is a nest that reminds… Read more

Economic Opportunity

Latinas Deserve Equal Wages

by WREN & PASOs on Nov 18, 2016

In South Carolina, and across our nation, women work hard to provide for themselves and their families. However, women face systematic discrimination that devalues their work relative to men. While contributing so much to our state, it is an injustice that women, particularly Latina women, endure the economic hardships that result from the gender wage… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

What Comes After the 2016 Election?

by Ann Warner on Nov 15, 2016

More than any presidential election in history, the 2016 election shone a light on the unfinished agenda of achieving equality between women and men. This campaign brought gender issues to the forefront in multiple ways, shapes, and forms. First and foremost, the American people elected the first female nominee of a major party, a hugely… Read more

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Spartanburg Launch Party

Nov 15, 2016

With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the official launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), featuring introductions by WREN CEO, Ann Warner, and community members from the Upstate.