Our Campaign Story

ends 28 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM

Hi friends! It's exactly 1.5 months since my birthday, and when friends asked for my wishlist recently, I was thus apprehensive as to whether this birthday fundraiser was a tad too late. Then, I chided myself because this isn't about me, and no action is ever too late - especially when opposed to inaction.

I personally know friends who have experienced sexual violence - and you may too. The near-weekly reports of new incidents of sexual assault signal the deep roots of sexual violence in Singapore. Yet, violence is *not* inevitable. Its cycle can be broken. We must act now, and we can only do so together.

Hope in the Dark is a campaign by AWARE to fund the fight against sexual violence. All donations will be matched 1:1 by the Tote Board and the government, and will be eligible for 250% tax deduction.

No amount is ever too small, especially when it concerns the eradication of an issue that goes against the very heart of the human soul.

Importantly, there is far more we must commit ourselves to beyond the funds. We must proactively nip sexual violence in the bud - because that's what it will take to effectively end it. Commit ourselves to continually learn, unlearn, and relearn. Recognise and respond to harmful narratives in our daily conversations. Attend AWARE's Sexual Assault First Responder Training. Be there for your friends and loved ones. Be there for yourself!

So, what keeps you up at night?

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.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Families
Social Service
Women & Girls