Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) is a non-profit organization based in Murfreesboro, TN that is devoted to promoting the rights of women and youth. The organization works to revolutionize systems that perpetuate gender inequality by focusing on educational initiatives and policy change. To this end, AWAKE has implemented several initiatives such as the Women's Initiatives Team (WIT) and the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in Military Service (DACOWITS). These groups strive to address gender disparities, advocate for policy changes, and create a more inclusive military culture. In the past, women in the military were often faced with an environment dominated by men.
However, today, women are allowed to perform combat roles, a monumental change that not only broke a long-standing barrier but also set the tone for the future of gender equality in the Armed Forces. Additionally, AWAKE has established Women United, a global affinity group that brings together powerful women who are focused on improving the health, education, and financial stability of people in their local communities. Women United members empower each other to use their passions, ideas, experience and resources to transform the conditions in which people live. The group also offers exclusive programs for women such as awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and practical self-defense. AWAKE is committed to creating a more equitable society by advocating for gender equality in all aspects of life.
The organization works with local governments and organizations to ensure that women have access to equal opportunities and resources. AWAKE also works with schools to provide educational programs that promote gender equality and empower young people to become advocates for change. Furthermore, AWAKE is actively involved in lobbying efforts to ensure that laws are passed that protect women's rights. AWAKE is dedicated to creating a more equitable society by advocating for gender equality in all aspects of life. Through its initiatives and programs, AWAKE is working to ensure that women have access to equal opportunities and resources.
By providing educational programs and engaging in lobbying efforts, AWAKE is helping to create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive.