Support Our Women & Girls Agencies
Holding down half the fort, women play an indispensable role in our lives. Some of our most brilliant scientists, artists, and public servants have been women. Even still, women in Singapore often do not have adequate support to live independently and support themselves financially, such as adolescent women, single women and women from low-income backgrounds.
Assigned primary caregiving duties in their families, over 291,900 women in Singapore do not work, and 7600 have quit the workforce due to childcare and household responsibilities.This means consequently women tend to earn less, suffer from skills deterioration, and lose out in career advancement. Moreover, according to an International Violence Against Women Survey in 2010, 1 in 10 women in Singapore experience lifetime physical violence by a male. Approximately 70% of women abused by partners do not make a police report.
These issues illustrate how much further we have left to go to achieve gender equality, and organisations such as Singapore Council of Women's Organization (SCWO), Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Daughters of Tomorrow, Pertapis and many more are helping us get there. Your donation and support for these organisations can make a difference and ensure every woman has opportunities for empowerment.