Paving Gender Equality through Allyship

Being an ally is a continuous process of reflection, self-awareness and self-accountability. We must acknowledge and, more importantly, have conversations about the harmful effects of discrimination and biases we have about each gender.

Connecting Girls to Role Models in STEM

STEMentorship 2022

By connecting these mentors with budding STEM enthusiasts, we hope that more girls will feel inspired to explore alternative career paths. Mentors and Mentee shares about what they learnt from the Girls2Pioneers STEM Mentorship Programme.

UWS STEM Fest 2022 Highlights

The inaugural United Women Singapore (UWS) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival that took place on 29 Oct, 2022 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, saw over 650 students, parents, educators and STEM professionals come together as a supportive community for young women to build their competence and inspire confidence in them to succeed in future of jobs in the STEM field.

Two Boys, One Mission

Throughout this year, our student volunteers, Viv and Julian from St Joseph’s Institution International, have given their time and shared their passion to help launch the new UWS Boys Empowered Programme. Find out about their experience volunteering with UWS and their views on gender equality and male allyship.

Do memes and internet culture perpetuate gender stereotypes?

From a young boy’s perspective, the internet is a place you can escape to and are free to do whatever you want; but it is this exact freedom that can bring about many negative impacts. Being a young boy myself, I can speak on this issue truthfully and will focus on my experience with how gender is depicted in various places on the internet.

Are we ready to revisit our beliefs?

Gender-based violence is a tangible sign of gender inequality, and based on the reported crimes data women are predominantly the victims of it.

Gender-based violence refers to acts of violence, harm and injury caused to an individual who was targeted because of their gender identity. However, violence is not purely a female experience. Both men and women may be survivors as well as perpetrators of violence.

How to deal with casual sexism at work

What does ‘everyday sexism’ look like and how should you respond to it? Do you know what ‘casual’ sexism looks like at work and how to tackle the issue? Overt displays of sexism may be easier to spot in a workplace: the lopsided gender make-up of your workforce that suggests biased hiring, which can also […]

The Business Case For A Workplace Policy Around Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been on the rise in Singapore since the beginning of the circuit breaker period. Though this period has exacerbated the situation by confining families together in a time where financial pressure has been tremendous, domestic violence has been prevalent in Singapore-just like in other countries-even befreo the circuit breaker and continues until today.

The Road To Recovery From The Pandemic: The Importance Of Male Allies

There is no doubt that this ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on years of hard-won battles in gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has been the ‘perfect storm’ for vulnerable women all over the world, and they have been disproportionately affected on more than one front since the pandemic began a few months back.