Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Sep 2021, 11:59 PM

Everyone deserves a home, school or workplace that is safe and free from violence. But sadly, that is not the case. AWARE runs Singapore's only dedicated Sexual Assault Care Centre and between 2016 to 2020, the number of survivors seeking support at the centre has tripled, reaching a record of 1,018 cases in 2020.

To help create more awareness about sexual violence in Singapore, we have set ourselves the challenge of kayaking 25km round Ubin on 25 September, whilst our friend Katerina and her son-in-law Brendan will be kayaking the same distance in Panama!

Your donation to our fundraiser will support AWARE's Sexual Assault Care Centre, empower parents to educate their children, train members of the public to sensitively support survivors and conduct important research and advocacy work. All donations will be matched 1:1 by the Tote Board and will be eligible for 250% tax deduction.

Please join us as an ally to advocate for the vulnerable in our community so that they know that they are not alone.

Thank you for your generosity! Follow us on our respective social media platforms for more updates as we prepare and train for our upcoming trip.

Renee, Jolyn, Liz, Katerina & Brendan

About Campaign

We all know someone who has experienced sexual violence-or else we are that someone. Every week, new incidents of sexual assault, workplace harassment or voyeurism are reported. It's sad, disturbing, frustrating.

This year, AWARE is redoubling our efforts to tackle sexual violence. We address the issue on many fronts - both attending to assault's aftermath, and proactively nipping it in the bud - because that's what it will take to effectively end it. We know this from a decade of running Singapore's only dedicated Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC).

Help us to:

- Ensure that SACC meets rising demand for its services. We receive some institutional funding, but it's not enough for us to keep up with the many survivors coming forward to receive trauma-informed support

- Empower members of the public to sensitively educate their children and support each other. We aim to expand our Birds & Bees parents' sex education programme and Sexual Assault First Responder Training

- Conduct important research into under-examined areas like tech-facilitated abuse

Let's focus on real change, and get closer to ending violence for good. All donations will be matched 1:1 by the Tote Board and government.

The above impact statements are for illustrative purposes only. All donations received will be used to support AWARE's programmes and services under the HITD fund.

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.

Social Service
Women & Girls