UWS STEM Fest 2022 Highlights

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.

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 United Women Singapore’s (UWS) new programme, UWS Boys Empowered. 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.

Anti-Violence Initiatives

United Women Singapore is developing new programmes on anti-violence. Last December, we launched a report in collaboration with IPSOS where we surveyed 300 Singaporeans on their perceptions of domestic abuse. Our study showed that 10% of the participants have faced family violence and an estimated 72% of female participants are […]

Why We Do What We Do

The way forward is clear – if we have to achieve gender equality and empower women, we have to get more of our girls in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. And we have to do it fast.

According to World Economic Forum’s latest report, the world still suffers from a 31.4% average gender gap that remains to be bridged. And the world is left poorer by this gender inequality – by a staggering $12 trillion in annual GDP growth to be exact!

STEM field trip to PayPal (Jan 2020)

Students from Tanjong Katong Girls had the opportunity to visit the PayPal Innovation Lab for a Learning Journey. Through this company visit, the girls learned firsthand about the payments industry and got the chance to meet enthusiastic individuals within PayPal