Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Oct 2020, 11:59 PM

I believe in true gender equality - a society where both men and women share equal rights and are free to make informed and responsible choices about their lives. Generally, women are subjected to domestic violence, emotional abuse, sexual harassment and assault, relatively lower pay compared to their male counterparts, as well as stereotypes that are disproportionately in favour of men (i.e. the "caregiver" role that women are expected to play and are shamed for neglecting if they choose to focus on their career). These pre-existing inequalities has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, damaging the employment opportunities and economic security of women more than men - e.g. due to the temporary closure of schools, working mothers are expected to take on the additional mantle of being a "caregiver" on top of their existing responsibilities. Hence, we should increase awareness of the inequalities women face and be cognizant of the importance of allowing them to make their own choices regarding their lives and their bodies, and, where possible, give our full support when they need it.

I will be hiking around the circumference of Singapore to show my support for this cause. Specifically, I will be covering an approximate distance of 150 km non-stop (only resting periodically) in an attempt to finish the route within 48 hrs.

Thank you for your support! Do support me and my cause by making a donation. Let's make the world a fairer and better place to live in!

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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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Families
Social Service
Women & Girls