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

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Share Your Thoughts: June 30th Hearing on Voter Registration Rolls

by WREN Staff/Lynn Teague, VP for Issues and Action, League of Women Voters of SC on Jun 25, 2021

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM the Ad Hoc Committee on the State Election Commission will hear public input on the State Election Commission’s process for maintaining the accuracy of voter rolls. The current State Election Commission (SEC) processes reflect best practices in maintaining the voter registration rolls and multiple investigations have produced

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony in Opposition to S.811 

by WREN Staff on Jun 22, 2021

As prepared for Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee hearing on June 21, 2021. Thank you, Chairman Martin, 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). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Do you want to teach Advocacy 101?

by WREN Staff on Jun 3, 2021

WREN provides Advocacy 101 training to build the strength and knowledge of our network.  This training includes information about the legislative process and how individuals can get involved with advocacy at the state house. Check out our latest training below and contact us at to schedule a training session! If you enjoyed the Advocacy

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, News

Jamal Sutherland should still be alive today.

May 14, 2021

The following statement is from the ACLU of South Carolina, CAJM, Charleston Activist Network, Charleston Immigrant Coalition, Charleston BLM, Black Liberation Fund, Lowcountry Action Committee, SC4CJ, and WREN regarding the release of video of the death of Jamal Sutherland at the Al Cannon Detention Center:  Jamal Sutherland should still be alive today. The killing of

News, Policy Updates

Sine Die in the 1st year of a 2-year session

by WREN Staff on May 7, 2021

Sine Die is the day that the South Carolina General Assembly will officially end the legislative session. This year Sine Die will occur at 5 pm on May 13th. Before they adjourn for the year, the legislators will pass a sine die resolution that outlines the things they can take up between May – January. Any bill/ issue not included in