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ABOUT US

United Women Singapore

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.

OUR VISION

To be a purpose-driven organisation that builds the foundation for the equitable distribution of life’s opportunities and resources between women and men.

OUR MISSION

To create opportunities through programmes and partnerships that help women and girls maximise their full potential, and empower them to become future leaders.

Our Work

Why gender equality?

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 women and girls to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Girls2Pioneers

Programme

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.

Buy to Save

We at United Women Singapore, with the support of our industry partners, run our annual Buy To Save event 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.

Gender Equality Impact Awards

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 here

Partners

Agility

Aviva

BlackRock

Club 21

Corteva

Culina

Eden Strategy

European Union in Singapore

Elizabeth Arden

Group M

ILLIDO Group

Loreal

IPSOS

Mastercard

Netflix

P&G

Raffles Relocation

Stones that Rock

Style Tribute

SCWO

Unilever

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