Gender Equality Benefits Everyone!
by Trina Liang-Lin
Our Campaign Storyends 15 Dec 2015, 12 AM
Supporting women strengthens not just families but bonds communities and ensures peace and security for countries especially the less developed ones.
Singapore Committee for UN Women is a self-funded, non-governmental organisation that supports the mission of UN Women of ending violence against women through local awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Both locally and regionally, we support efforts that provide women and girls with leadership development, economic independence, and lives free of violence and abuse.Right now, one in 10 women in Singapore report experiencing physical or sexual violence. Violence against women is symptomatic of the barriers to gender equality that women face at home, the workplace, and in their communities. Through our flagship campaign Help Anna our local initiatives raise awareness, change mind sets, inspire ambitions, and propose solutions to the obstacles holding women back from reaching their full potential. Help Anna promotes actions to eliminate forms of violence consistent with traditional understandings of violence against women.