About Campaign

ends 14 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM
Stand Together Festival presents a special performance of Crazy Poor Sita by Sharul Channa, Singapore's first full-time female stand-up comedian! We are raising money to provide rent-free accommodation to single parents, and to continue to do community-based participatory research on issues of poverty and inequality.

This hour-long comedic monologue takes audiences through the highs and lows in the life of Sita, a spirited but disadvantaged woman struggling to maintain her sanity and eke out a living in the face of Singapore's often absurd economic inequality.

Sharul brilliantly adapted the show from AWARE's 2018 report "Why Are You Not Working" and the real-life stories of lower-income families, to showcase the barriers that low-income mothers face in gaining and staying in employment. Jumping off from those insights with her disarming brand of wit, Sharul weaves humour and pathos into a wholly unique, wholly Singaporean theatrical experience. Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of truly original entertainment!

This performance is part of a series of events for the Stand Together Festival, organised by RICE Media. The Stand Together Festival aims to shed light on the workings of poverty and inequality in Singapore, contribute to a sensitive and nuanced discussion of its dynamics, and encourage Singaporeans to stand together in ending it.

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About the Charity

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.

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