Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

If you'd like to celebrate the additional year of life that I have been gifted with, you're more than welcome to contribute to my birthday donation box! All donations go to supporting AWARE's Helpline.

The AWARE Helpline is one of a its kind in Singapore and has supported many women in distress for more than 30 years. Your donation will go a long way in supporting their operations - including the maintenance of its infrastructure, training, growing capacity and training volunteers.

About Campaign

AWARE has been running our flagship service, the Women's Helpline, for over 30 years. When we launched the Helpline in 1991, we had no idea that three decades later, it'd be more necessary than ever-that in 2020 and 2021, the Helpline would break records by receiving more than 6,000 calls each year.

New communications technologies rise and fall, but nothing will ever come close to the sound of a human voice-dispensing crucial information, validating your feelings, and above all, listening. Thousands of women have turned to our Helpline when they've felt lost, lonely, or crushed by circumstances beyond their control. Many of them have gone on to access our counselling or legal clinic services. Many others simply needed, in moments of doubt and darkness, a reminder that someone was in their corner.

Running such a service requires enormous behind-the-scenes work: months of intensive volunteer training; staff to manage operations smoothly; research to make sure we're up to speed on latest developments; infrastructure to keep multiple lines (plus an online chat service) open throughout the day, even during a pandemic.

That's why we need you. Please contribute what you can to fund the continued operation of AWARE's Women's Helpline and related services. The Women's Helpline, AWARE's Counselling and Legal Clinic Services are critical services for all women in Singapore. Donate now to support these services.

All donations will be matched 100% by the Tote Board and government.

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