How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Provides 3 Helpline callers with emotional support, information and resources.
Provides advice and support to 1 individual facing workplace discrimination or harassment.
Supports 1 sexual assault survivor through 3 counselling sessions.
Funds one focus group discussion, to shape AWARE's recommendations for the national Gender Equality Review.
About Campaignends 05 Oct 2021, 11:59 PM
Over three and a half decades, AWARE's budding advocacy efforts have blossomed into tangible changes in Singapore, impacting the lives of countless women (and men!). We've contributed heavily to the repeal of egregious discriminatory laws and policies, which made marital rape legal, placed a quota on female medical students and kept single parents from easily accessing public housing. These monumental changes each took years of steadfast and persistent campaigning. Yet there is still more work to be done.
In renewing our commitment to the removal of all gender-based barriers, we are launching AWARE's NextGen Fund. It's our responsibility to carry forward the legacy of our predecessors, by planting ever more seeds for collective action in this country. Only then can we continue to support and empower women in need through today's crisis and beyond.
The NextGen Fund will go towards:
- Nurturing the next generation of change-makers who will continue amplifying women's voices at all levels of society
- Continuing our crucial work in advocacy and research, harnessing an increased focus on gender issues in Parliament and influencing key policies via position papers and policy submissions
- Keeping our services and programmes running and expanding them to meet increased demand during and after this pandemic. These services support 5,000 women annually, at no or low costs
The fight for gender equality continues onwards.
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.