I commit to take action against Gender Bias, Discrimination and Violence and promote Gender Equality

Based on the recent World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report, it will take another 135.6 years to close the gender gap worldwide.

Across the 156 countries covered, the biggest gaps to close are in the economic and political empowerment dimensions, which will take 267.6 and 145.5 years to close, respectively. (Source: World Economic Forum)

Shocking, isn’t it?

If gender equality is not to become a distant dream that would not be realised in our lifetime, we need all men, women, the organisations they work for and the communities they serve to address it.

The good news is that men are increasingly doing their part to reduce this gap. Companies are also appreciating the benefits of having more women in their workforce – from diverse leadership styles to innovation in problem solving – all resulting in a positive economic impact on the company’s productivity and bottom line.

We at United Women Singapore appreciate and recognise these organisations and individuals for championing women’s empowerment and honour them annually. 

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Gender Equality Impact Awards 2021, which will be taking place in November (TBC).

The Awards aim to recognise organisations, men, women, and youth in Singapore who have championed initiatives to advance gender equality and empowerment of women in the workplace and/or community.

Please take time out to nominate deserving people and/or organisations working to champion these values. The Nomination Form can be found herePlease email us at impact@uws.org.sg should you be unable to access the form, or require any further information or assistance.  

The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2021. 

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There are 5 categories for nominations: 

Gender Equality Impact@Work (Organisations with over 200 employees globally only)

This category calls for nominations of organisations that hold all their employees accountable for gender equality and inclusion, have a balanced leadership team, equal representation on diversity committees (or similar) and gender-neutral hiring practices. Similar initiatives or concrete plans to achieve the above criteria are also welcome. 

Gender Equality Impact@Work – SMEs (Organisations with 200 employees or less globally only)

This category calls for nominations of organisations that hold all their employees accountable for gender equality and inclusion, have a balanced leadership team, equal representation on diversity committees (or similar) and gender-neutral hiring practices. Similar initiatives or concrete plans to achieve the above criteria are also welcome. 

Gender Equality Impact Male Changemaker

This nominee has influenced and/or made significant contributions that encourage diversity and inclusion. He is an active promoter of equal opportunity and has a history of championing gender equality in his organisation and/or community. 

Gender Equality Impact Female Changemaker

This nominee has influenced and/or made significant contributions that encourage diversity and inclusion. She has inspired men to be actively involved in the gender equality space or driven women’s empowerment in the organisation and/or her community. 

Gender Equality Impact Changemaker Youth (Individuals aged 13 to 25 Only)

This nominee has actively influenced and promoted gender equality in the school and community. He/she has taken concrete steps to raise awareness about gender equality and is a role model to his/her peers. This nominee should be between 13 and 25 years old and the efforts should be outside of formal employment, if any.