Gender Justice

What is Gender Justice?

by WREN Staff on Sep 2, 2021

What is Gender Justice? WREN has made a commitment to being an organization dedicated to Gender Justice, but it’s important to understand what Gender Justice actually means. Follow along with the images below to learn more about how WREN defines Gender Justice, and how it impacts the work we do every day. More of an

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education

Make your voice heard to support SC children: Sign up to testify at the fall 2021 Children’s Committee Hearings

by Ashley Crary Lidow on Sep 2, 2021

Are you passionate about the welfare of children in South Carolina? If so, you should consider testifying at the fall 2021 Children’s Committee hearings across the state. This is an amazing opportunity to provide information to legislators from the House and Senate, as well as key stakeholders who shape many policies that affect the children

City of Women, News

Release: Columbia City of Women Announced new Honorees 

by WREN Staff on Aug 28, 2021

The women’s history project honored notable women like Malissa Burnette, Esq and Dr. Bambi Gaddist in their class of 2021 honorees.  Columbia, S.C. — On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Historic Columbia and The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) hosted an event to celebrate She Did Day and announced new honorees for the City of Women project.   The

Health and Education, News

WREN Statement on DHEC Mask Recommendations

by WREN Staff on Aug 20, 2021

Columbia, SC– Today, the Department of Health and Environmental Control made it clear that we are in a public health crisis, and that the best way to keep our kids healthy and safe is to ensure that they are wearing masks inside of schools. Despite this clear and compelling evidence, the Governor continues to stand

COVID-19, Health and Education

State Superintendent of Education, Top Epidemiologist, and Pediatricians host press conference on COVID-19

by WREN Staff on Aug 17, 2021

In response to school reopening, the state Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman and State Epidemiologist, Dr. Linda Bell hosted a press conference.  They were joined by representatives from the S.C. chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to discuss the safe return to schools. Spearman, Bell, and the pediatricians all recommended masking and vaccinations as

COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News

Working Women at Higher Risk in School Reopening  

by WREN Staff on Aug 9, 2021

Columbia, SC- Today, Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference on COVID-19 and school reopening. Despite overwhelming evidence that masks are the most effective tool we have to curtail the surge in Covid infections among children, the Governor has refused to take decisive action. Unfortunately, his wishful thinking about “personal responsibility” will hurt children and

News

Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

by WREN Staff on Jul 28, 2021

This position is closed. Position Overview 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. This will be a part-time (20-25 hours per week), non-exempt position

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education

Child Care Workers Emphasize Need for Wages, Benefits, and Respect

by WREN Staff on Jul 15, 2021

In a panel presentation, Dr. Amanda McDougald Scott presented findings from her research about the everyday lives of child care workers. The panel featured child care workers from around the state including Dellarekus Kelly “Mr.D” (he/his), Maria Johnson (she/her), Lynn Pollard (She/her), Alison Lister (she/her), Felicia O’Neal (she/her), Sarita Smith (she/her), Meredith Burton (she/her). Each

City of Women

Columbia City of Women podcast transcript: Trailer

by Columbia City of Women on Jul 2, 2021

[Theme music] Welcome to the Columbia City of Women podcast! Columbia City of Women is a joint initiative of Historic Columbia and the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network to put women on the map in Columbia, South Carolina.   Our mission is to connect Columbia residents of all backgrounds, and all gender identities, to the

Advocate Stories, Partner

Gender Justice Technology Fund Grantees Announced

by WREN Staff on Jul 1, 2021

Thanks to a grant from Southern Vision Alliance, WREN launched the Gender Justice Technology Fund (GJTF) in April 2021 to bridge gaps in access to internet connectivity, technology equipment, software, and technological literacy programs for local leaders advancing gender justice. The GJTF centered South Carolina-based organizations with annual budgets under $50,000 and individuals doing critical