The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) is Singapore's leading gender equality advocacy organization. AWARE supports and empowers women on an individual basis and seeks to remove all gender-based barriers that prevent individuals in Singapore from developing their potential to the fullest and realizing their personal visions and hopes. It does this in three ways, namely, research and advocacy, education, and providing social services.
In 2016, AWARE won the Charity Governance Award 2016 for the Medium Charities/IPCs category.
The Charity Governance Awards, (CGA), organised by the Charity Council, aim to promote good governance in the charity sector by acknowledging the excelling work of charities, while inspiring others to emulate their best practices.
AWARE qualified as a candidate for the CGA by becoming a winner of the Charity Transparency Awards (CTA). The CTA recognises charities with good disclosure practices.
* Support Services Helpline : Provides callers with emotional support, information and referral services. Counselling: Professional counsellors help women with a wide of range of issues. Legal Clinic : Qualified lawyers provide free one-time legal advice to women at legal clinics which take place twice a month Befriending Service : Befrienders provide on-site support to women at police stations, courts, hospitals. Support Groups : Qualified counsellors facilitate support groups of women going through divorce, enabling safe, empowering spaces for women. * We Can! End all Violence Against Women Campaign seeks to end gender-based violence by challenging and changing attitudes that tolerate violence against women. * Sexual Assault Care Centre supports survivors of sexual assault by providing counselling, befriending and legal advice service to the victims. * Research and Advocacy has effectively advocated against laws, public policies and mindsets that discriminate against women.