In 2020, Singapore saw an increase of domestic violence and abuse cases. The White Paper on Women’s Development, launched in 2022, revealed that efforts must begin upstream. These should inculcate fundamental values of safety and respect from a young age; educating, protecting and empowering youths to intervene and prevent harmful acts of violence from ever occurring.
In commemoration with the global 16 Days Of Activism, UWS’ #NormalisingRespectSG campaign aims to rally the Singaporean community towards violence prevention through public education and events. By promoting values of respect and healthy relationships, we seek to build a culture of safety for all.
This years campaign is aligned with UWS Boys Empowered programme focusing on creating a new generation of boys equipped with skills to interrupt and prevent violence, and our GenSafe Workplaces programme that aims to create a culture of allyship and support in the workplace.
Join our upcoming events during 16 Days of Activism to learn more about your role in role in preventing situations of violence
Follow us on social media to learn about building healthy relationships can reinforce a culture of safety and respect.
Donate to fund our anti-violence initiatives – UWS Boys Empowered Programme & GenSafe Workplaces
We empower boys to be individuals who will model strength without violence and be proactive bystanders with the skills to interrupt or prevent situations of violence in our community through group workshops for boys between ages 13 to 25.
We encourage male allyship for gender equality and provide them with the skills and confidence to safely interrupt violence when it occurs to them and others.