United Women Singapore (UWS) is a local non-profit organisation that advances women’s empowerment and gender equality, and builds a pipeline of women leaders and influencers in Singapore. The organisation works towards narrowing the gender equality gap through education and raising awareness and advocacy on issues such as anti-violence and women’s empowerment, with the support of key stakeholders including corporate partners, government agencies, academia, the diplomatic community, non-profits and community groups and the wider community.
United Women Singapore has an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status and all donors are able to claim tax relief from their assessable income based on the amount donated, at prevailing deduction rate.
To be a purpose-driven organisation that builds the foundation for the equitable distribution of life’s opportunities and resources between women and men.
To create opportunities through programmes and partnerships that help women and girls maximise their full potential, and empower them to become future leaders.
Gender equality is a human right. It can only be realised if men and women are given an even playing field in all aspects of life. Women should have equal learning opportunities as men, have a chance to carve a career for themselves in a field of their choice and have better freedom to manage their own lives.
Singapore has made great strides in narrowing the gender gap by more than doubling the percentage of women in its workforce since 1970; but more needs to be done in terms of shaping the attitudes of society to provide equal pay for women and to encourage more girls and women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
At United Women Singapore, we work towards narrowing the gender equality gap through our Girls2Pioneers (G2P) programme in Singapore. This programme encourages girls aged 10-16 years to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in their higher education and careers, thereby paving the way for a more gender equal society. The programme reaches out to 4,500 girls each year.
We aim to build a new generation of male leaders who will model strength without violence and serve as positive change-makers in society – taking their communities from awareness to action.
Our aim is to involve boys and men of all ages and socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to be empowered individuals who can confront abusive peers and prevent violence in our society. To achieve these goals, we will combine public education through social media, advocacy and targeted workshops for boys between the ages of 12 to 16 years old.
Our GenSafe Workplaces programme advocates for personnel policies that provide a safe and supportive world for everyone, regardless of gender, for the community.
We aim to help organisations implement a comprehensive plan to increase its awareness of DVA, spot the signs of employees impacted by it, equip them the skills to respond to employees suffering in silence and ensure a safe and supportive workplace environment for all.
We at United Women Singapore, with the support of our industry partners, run our BuyToSave fundraiser that aims to get consumers to focus on sustainability, change their mind-set about buying pre-loved items, and to encourage stakeholders to shop responsibly while making an impact on women in Singapore and the region. Launched in 2005, BuyToSave gathers the best pre-loved designer items at exclusive events and has since amassed a following of regular shoppers. As a socially conscious organisation, we aim towards environmental sustainability by participating in a circular economy while fundraising for a good cause.
Our annual Gender Equality Impact Awards recognises individuals and organisations who are active promoters of gender equality in the workplace and in their community.
To find out more about the different categories of awards and how to nominate, click the button below!
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