How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Supports 2 Women's Helpline callers in crisis with empathy, information and encouragement
Supports a family violence survivor with 1 counselling session
Supports 1 sexual assault survivor with free, confidential and specialised services to help them deal with their experiences and make decisions about their next steps
Provides 1 low-income single mother and her children with stable and decent housing and our transformational support programme for one month
Our Campaign Storyends 01 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
Even during these stressful and uncertain times, most of us are fortunate to be in our homes, safe and protected, with our loved ones. However, even in Singapore, there are women and girls who don't feel safe staying at home. The most amount of calls to a women's support group during this pandemic attest to that. Please join me in raising funds to help support Aware' s tireless work to council, shelter and advocate for the most vulnerable.
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.
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.