We promote actions to
eliminate violence against women including projects in the areas of HIV/AIDS,
female infanticide, trafficking, forced prostitution, domestic violence, sexual
abuse, rape, and other forms of abuse.
Since 2006, we have
reached more than 50,000 Singaporeans through public seminars, workshops and
our Help Anna campaign. We have also helped provide scholarships and
vocational training to more than 200 at-risk women and girls.
2004, we have pushed the anti-trafficking agenda in Singapore, which has
contributed to Singapore launching its first National Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP).
Along with HOME and with the support of the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on
TIP, we launched the Biz@TIP campaign and hosted the first-ever multi-sectorial
conference in Singapore to engage businesses in best practices towards
eliminating trafficking of women and girls. We continue to engage businesses by
hosting monthly sector-specific talks that amplify the important discussions
that took place at the conference, examine the roots of the issues at hand, and
focus on solutions and best practices.
support women in developing livelihood, business, and entrepreneurial skills
that will enable them to access local, national, and global markets. Projects
also assist women in gaining access to financial services, technology and
In partnership with
MasterCard, we have hosted Project Inspire (PI), a global competition which
aims to improve the lives of women in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and/or
Africa. Young social entrepreneurs (18-35) are invited to pitch an inspired
idea for a chance to win a US$25,000 grant. Since 2011, PI has received more
than 1,800 pitches from nearly 100 countries.
GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP
We amplify the voices and
visibility of women and girls by encouraging their participation in the
decisions that shape their lives.
Since 2008 we have worked
with local partners to urge employers to give Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) a
regular rest day. As part of the Weekly Day Off campaign, we published a
report, Made to Work, which
contributed to the Singapore government’s implementation of a mandatory weekly
rest day for FDWs in 2013. Since 2013, we have continued to advocate for fair
treatment of FDWs and proper implementation of the 2013 law.
with MasterCard and Standard
Chartered, we launched the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math) campaign, Girls2Pioneers. The aim of the campaign is to reach 3,000 girls
and disadvantaged youth in Singapore by the end of 2014 to encourage them to
pursue a career within traditionally male-dominated STEM fields.