by WREN Staff on Feb 23, 2017
Freedom From Violence
Violence against women is a serious problem with multiple consequences to families in South Carolina. In escaping an abuser, women often have to give up jobs, find new housing, and protect their children around the clock. Increasing legal protections for women and girls and increasing citizens’ understanding of the costs of domestic violence to families and our economy is a priority for WREN.
Why It Matters In SC?
- South Carolina has the fifth highest rate of women killed by men in the nation.
- 93 percent of female victims were killed by someone they knew.
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.