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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

    Teacher Training

    When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Midtown Hills Police Precinct in Nashville, TN

    Come learn about how you can volunteer to teach our Healthy Relationships & Finances curriculum this spring and summer! We'll discuss how our classes work, our policies, and our course goals. We'll also hear from a community partner. You can help break the cycles of violence and poverty one student at a time! 

    This training is mandatory if you are interested in teaching with us, so please come and bring your friends! (If you trained in the fall of 2016, you don't need to attend to sign up, but you're always welcome.) Sign ups will go live shortly after the training. 

    Thank you for making our state better for kids!