Tag: AWARE

Outrage over NUS undergrad’s sentencing: Shanmugam gives assurance

Singapore -- In the midst of outrage over the sentencing of an NUS undergrad who had attempted to strangle his former girlfriend and had hurt her in one eye, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam has said in an interview that the authorities...

Women’s Rights Group AWARE calls out PAP for using domestic violence analogy to denounce Dr Chee Soon Juan

Singapore -- The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) took to social media to call out a press statement released by the People's Action Party (PAP) where the party used an analogy involving spousal abuse to denounce Dr Chee Soon Juan. The statement released...

Red Dot United unveils new candidate: Liyana Dhamirah

On the 24th of June, Red Dot United publicly announced its first candidate for the upcoming 2020 General Elections- newcomer Liyana Dhamirah. No stranger to hardships, Ms Liyana had herself previously gone through a brief period of homelessness where she managed to emerge stronger than...

Ex-president of AWARE says JB Jeyaretnam, Francis Seow & Chee Soon Juan paid a heavy price for standing up to the PAP

Constance Singam, the former president of The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) pointed out that she felt character assassination took place with many opposition leaders and called for people to act, in an article shared by Chief of People’s Voice Party,...

Police and AWARE argue over outrage of modesty posters

Singapore—The country’s Police Force and one of its gender equality advocacy groups seem to be currently caught up in an argument concerning messaging on recent outrage of modesty posters that the police have put up. In a social media post on November 15, AWARE...

Number of incidents of male molestation in Singapore on the rise

Singapore—The country has seen a steady increase in the number of incidents of male molestation, even as some of the victims have struggled to come forward to tell their stories. In 2009, there were only 73 cases of outrage of modesty cases involving male...

AWARE corrects what Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament, says it wasn’t invited to cancelled dissent course

Singapore—Contrary to what Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on October 7, Monday, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has clarified that the organization had not received an invitation to take part in the cancelled module on dissent...

Why not maintenance payout for the divorced man?

A recent High Court judge’s statement that wives who don’t depend on their husbands for money need not be paid maintenance have got some lawyers and a woman’s rights group talking about another change. Why not pay maintenance to husbands who are unemployed, earn less...