Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News

Ask WREN: What is the American Rescue Plan?

by Chloe Holowczenko, WREN Policy and Programs Assistant on Mar 23, 2021

When creating policies designed to address pandemic relief, women, especially women of color, need to be prioritized. Women are disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and women of color have been hit the hardest. More than 2.3 million women have dropped out of the labor force since February 2020.   If women continue to remain out of the

Economic Opportunity, Leadership and Civic Engagement

#EqualPay Week of Action

Mar 22, 2021

This week the WREN team will highlight the ways pay discrimination impacts women and gender expansive people. Though the wage gap is a persistent problem, there are ways we can all work toward solutions. Join us for a week of education and action! #SCWREN #EqualPay Add this frame to your Facebook profile photo and help

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

WREN staff shares anti-racist work with TogetherSC

by WREN Staff on Mar 11, 2021

WREN staff members participated in the Together SC series, Removing Our Blinders. The team presented a Moving from Rhetoric to Action on Thursday, March 4. Our session addressed the ways in which racism and white supremacy affect team members, as individuals, the organization, and our extended network across South Carolina. Thank you to Ann Warner,

News

Celebrate International Women’s Day with WREN!

by WREN Staff on Mar 8, 2021

What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day or IWD is an annual celebration during Women’s History Month to: celebrate women’s achievements raise awareness about women’s equality lobby for accelerated gender parity fundraise for women’s organizations How can I celebrate? Support a woman-owned business Donate to an organization that supports women Learn more about the

Advocate Stories, News

Meet Maura

by WREN Staff on Mar 7, 2021

Maura Schray is a service-learning student from the University of South Carolina. She will join the WREN team and assist our Network Engagement Manager in the Spring 2021 semester. Learn more about the newest addition to our team below:  1. Where are you from? I am from Nazareth Pennsylvania, which is on the eastern edge

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Press Release: State Superintendent Molly Spearman Urges SC Subcommittee to Reject H3477

by SC United for Justice and Equality on Mar 3, 2021

Today, during the South Carolina Special Laws subcommittee hearing on H3477, a bill that would prohibit transgender youth in middle and high school from participating in student athletics, powerful testimony was heard from supporters of transgender equality from all walks of life. Parents, medical providers, advocates, and transgender students directly impacted spoke virtually against the

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education

Statement in Opposition to H.3477

by WREN Staff on Feb 23, 2021

Testimony prepared by WREN CEO Ann Warner for the House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee on February 23, 2021. “Thank you, Chairman McCravy, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization

Health and Education, News, Partner

Press Release: Coalition of LGBTQ Advocates in South Carolina Call on Legislators to Reject Anti-Transgender School Athletics Bill In Advance of Subcommittee Hearing

Feb 19, 2021

Proposed legislation would jeopardize the mental, social, and physical health of transgender youth in South Carolina and open state to lawsuits.   Columbia, SC- Today the South Carolina legislature announced that a hearing will be held next week on H3477, legislation that would prohibit transgender youth in middle and high school from participating in student athletics.

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education

CEO Ann Warner’s Testimony in Support of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

by WREN on Feb 18, 2021

Statement provided on February 18, 2021  Thank you, Chairwoman Brawley, and members of the 3-M Social Services, Mental Health and Children’s Affairs subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to