14 July 2023, Fri

Our Tampines hub

Creating a supportive community by empowering youth to become male allies for gender equality

What is it? 

The UWS Boys Empowered Community Summit, hosted by United Women Singapore, is an annual event that aims to create a supportive community by empowering youth to become male allies for gender equality.

Through knowledge sharing and community building, the summit brings together male youth (17-25 year old) and the stakeholders (parents, educators, and social service agencies) to redefine masculinity.

Themed ‘Re-Coding Masculinity’, the 2023 summit held on 14 July will focus on youth cyber wellness and mental wellness. The summit will unpack the role of masculinity in affecting these issues and how the community and stakeholders can play a part in supporting young men. 

Who should attend?

  • Male youth (17-25 year old)
  • Stakeholders (parents, educators, and social service agencies)

Why attend?

The summit will focus on youth cyber wellness and mental wellness, as well as looking at how our own perceptions and expectations of boys and men are affecting these issues and their development. We all have a part to play in supporting young men as they grow into their own person! 

💬 Exchange experiences

and insights on the effects of gender stereotypes

📚 Be equipped with knowledge

to support our youth and young men in areas of mental wellness and cyber wellness

🙋Be empowered to advocate

to be an ally

What's Happening

14 July 2023,  1:00 – 7:30PM

Our Tampines Hub, Space Zone 1 & 2


Facilitated workshops for youths to unpack role of Masculinity in Cyber Wellness and Mental Wellness

  • Respect and Safety in Relationships by Ministry of Social and Family Development
  • Navigating the Gaming World by Katal!st & Project Get Flamed!
  • Pursuing Mental Wellness for Boys and Men by Singapore Association for Mental Health
  • Re-coding Masculinity: Embracing Healthy Expressions by Mental ACT

Panel Discussions

For stakeholders to be equipped with tips and strategies to engage young men

  • Re-coding Masculinity:
    Transforming Mindsets for an Equal Future by Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for Home Affairs and Social and Family Development, Ms Bandana Rana, Member and Former Vice Chair of UN CEDAW Committee, Ms Georgette Tan, United Women Singapore (Moderator)
  • Digital Minds, Thriving Lives: Uniting Youth Mental Wellness and Cyber Wellness
    by Associate Professor (A/P) Razwana Begum (Moderator), Mr Nicholas Gabriel Lim, Mr Alsen Chanamuto, Mr Andy Leach

Interactive Booths

Uncover your understanding and learn tips about Cyber wellness and Mental wellness through interactive activities

Booth Activities:

  • Cyber Wellness: Addressing Online Harms , what would you do?
  • Mental Wellness: Mindfulness Bingo, do I practice these in my life?
  • Gender Stereotypes: What makes a man?


Stand a chance to win limited edition merchandise, while stock last. 

Group Discussions

Facilitated conversations for stakeholders to share personal experiences, barriers and to support our youth and young men

  • Cracking the Code: how do we raise resilient youth?
    by Facilitators from various organisations


Calling all Students, Educators and Community Stakeholders who work with youth!


re-coding masculinity

Many people have a perception about masculinity based on stories and online information that promote traditional definitions, which may not be true in today’s society

Society assumes that men are supposed to be independent, courageous and aggressive. This builds certain scripts about masculinity that young men & society adhere too.
This ultimately impacts the mental wellness and cyber wellness among male youth.

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we invite you to challenge these assumptions and take action