Health and Education

Global Day to Destigmatize Abortion

by Kelli R. Parker on Mar 28, 2024

Whether you realize it or not, someone you know or love has had an abortion. Abortion is healthcare and a normal part of our reproductive journeys. Approximately 25 percent of people capable of pregnancy in the United States (that’s 1 in 4) will have an abortion by age 45. For many people, accessing safe abortion

Advocate Stories

Four Historical Women from South Carolina  

by Demetria Mosley on Mar 26, 2024

South Carolina has a fascinating history and culture, enriched with inspiring stories of brave individuals who raised their voices to uphold justice, equality, and human rights.    As we celebrate Women’s History Month, WREN would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the women who displayed incredible strength and courage while dedicating their lives to freedom. We

Policy Updates

 A Look Back at Our Wins  

by Demetria Mosley on Mar 20, 2024

 The Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) is committed to creating positive change thoughtfully and intentionally. We have partnered with communities most affected by the issues we address to advocate for change. WREN understands that achieving systemic change requires the involvement of those most affected. Therefore, we prioritize inclusion in our advocacy efforts. Our ultimate

Economic Opportunity

Three Ways to Support the Economic Well-Being of South Carolinians   

by Demetria Mosley on Mar 15, 2024

Our work at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network is deeply influenced by the courage and bravery of past and present generations, who have fought hard against discrimination and barriers for marginalized communities.    The movement to advance the well-being of women*, girls, and gender-expansive individuals is a powerful force of collective voices combating inequalities worldwide.

News

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

Health and Education

Let’s improve South Carolina’s pregnancy-related death rates 

by Demetria Mosley on Jan 24, 2024

Addressing the issue of pregnancy-related deaths in our state requires all of us to admit a hard truth: South Carolina must adapt if its residents are to have a home state that is safe and thriving.   As WREN advocates for various rights and freedoms in our state, we must all be willing to confront some

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Policy Updates

WREN’s 2024 Legislative Priorities

by Kelli R. Parker on Jan 18, 2024

Happy New Year! January 9 was the start of the 2024 Legislative session and, even though the year has just begun, we’re already working to advocate against the state’s continued attacks on bodily autonomy. In less than two weeks, a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for people under 18 has quickly moved from the

Careers

Now Hiring: Regional Coordinators

by WREN on Dec 18, 2023

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 partners, elected

Careers

Now Hiring: Rapid Response Organizer

by WREN on Dec 18, 2023

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 partners, elected

Health and Education

Embracing Bodily Autonomy: A Call for Freedom and Equality  

by Demetria Mosley on Dec 15, 2023

For far too long, the rallying cry of “my body, my choice” has echoed across the globe, a defiant response to the intrusive grasp of politicians attempting to wield control over our bodies. But what exactly does it mean for every individual to have the right to determine what does and doesn’t happen to their