Our Campaign Story

ends 01 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM

Staying at home is a privilege. Social distancing is a privilege.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the already stark inequalities experienced by women in areas such as unemployment, housing, caregiving and domestic violence. This March, AWARE received 619 calls - our highest-ever number of monthly calls - with many callers dealing with emotional and psychological distress, violence and abuse.

We need your help to ensure that we can continue to provide our services during this period, to aid these women in crisis.

Your contribution will go towards:

1. Our Women's Helpline and Sexual Assault Care Centre, which support all women in crisis with counselling, support groups and legal clinics. Domestic violence is known to rise during times of crisis when individuals are forced to stay at home with their abusive partners. With your help, we can step up our capacity to meet the surge in demand.

2. Our S.H.E. Project Shelter provides 10 low-income single mothers and their children with up to 2 years of free, stable housing. Please help us to ensure that these families continue to have stable housing through the outbreak.

3. Our Research and Advocacy work, which carries the voices of the underserved to those who can enact change. Help us to continue taking our findings of how the crisis affects the most vulnerable to the government and other stakeholders to create lasting change.

Read more about the increasingly complex problems women have to face here: tinyurl.com/AWARECOVID

About Campaign

Your support enables us to grow AWARE's services as much as possible during this period. Because of this, we have decided to extend the Vulnerable Women's Fund to a stretch goal of $500,000. This new goal would mean that AWARE can provide more counselling sessions for survivors of domestic/sexual violence, more returned Helpline calls, expanded programmes for S.H.E. Project residents, expanded research on vulnerable women and more public First Responder trainings.

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The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the already stark inequalities experienced by women in areas such as unemployment, housing, caregiving and domestic violence. AWARE received a total of 752 calls to its Helplines in May 2020 - a new all-time call record. In May 2020, AWARE received 180 calls pertaining to family violence, a 137% increase over family violence calls in May 2019.

We need your help to ensure that we can continue to provide our services for women during this period.

Your contribution goes towards:

1. Our Women's Helpline and Sexual Assault Care Centre, which support women in crisis with counselling, support groups and legal clinics.

2. Our S.H.E. Project Shelter, providing 10 low-income single mothers and their children with up to 2 years of free housing.

3. Our Research and Advocacy work, which carries the voices of the underserved to those who can enact change.

Help us get our community through this pandemic safely. Read more: tinyurl.com/AWARECOVID

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