Freedom From Violence

Violence against women is a serious problem with multiple consequences to families in South Carolina. In escaping an abuser or violence, women often have to give up jobs, find new housing, and protect their children around the clock. Through working with partners like the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, WREN provides advocacy support on a state level. In the age of the #MeToo movement where sexual assault is being discussed on state and national platforms, it’s up to each of us to hold our communities and institutions accountable for policies that support the safety and well-being of women and families.

Why It Matters In SC?

Harassment in the workplace:

WREN educates the public on domestic violence issues and promotes laws and policies that create an environment where women and girls are free from violence.

Legislative Agenda

Partner Bill

End Child Marriage in SC

S.591 would make the minimum of marriage in South Carolina 18 years old.

Partner Bill

Confidentiality Bill (S.340 & H.4009)

This bi-partisan bill provides that non-profit sexual assault and domestic violence provider organizations are not required to disclose certain confidences acquired by clients during the provision of services to those clients. Certain exceptions are necessarily provided.