It’s time to wake up.

Of the more than 6 million people who call Tennessee home, 52 percent are female and 23 percent are children under the age of 18—but they’re often underrepresented or not represented at all in today’s political and policy decisions. Women and children in Tennessee need a voice.

AWAKE advocates for the advancement of women and kids by effecting local and state policy through education, outreach, and research.  Our strategic approach fosters unique partnerships with organizations, communities & elected officials to ensure that the interests of the women and children in Tennessee are heard.

  • Featured post

    Stalking Prevention Bill Passes!

    Thank you to everyone who supported our Stalking Prevention Bill which has now been signed by the Governor. This amendment updates our stalking law for the 21st Century, especially as it relates to social media and third party communication. Special thanks to Jennifer Gillett, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, You Have the Power, YWCA of Nashville & Middle TN, and the Nashville Sexual Assault Center for their support. 
  • Upcoming events

    Fall Teaching Orientation

    When: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Where: West Police Precinct in Nashville, TN

    Help us break the cycles of violence and poverty in Middle Tennessee by teaching our Healthy Relationships & Finances curriculum to at-risk middle school kids. Come learn about our fall volunteer opportunities and sign up for a date, time, and location that suits your schedule! No experience is necessary and both men and women volunteers are welcome. We'll share information about our program, our policies, and answer all of your questions. Kids are welcome at the orientation. We'll also have a few snacks to share! 

    Artists for AWAKE

    When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Where: Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft at the Loveless Cafe in Nashville, TN

    AWAKE is holding its first silent auction at Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft at the Loveless Cafe on Saturday, September 17th from 5pm - 7pm. This unique event will feature local artists and plenty of cocktails!  Check back for more information on items that will be available for bidding.