01 September 2010
News & Views
Old and New Faces on New AWARE Board
AWARE has begun a new phase of growth and service. At the 25th Annual General Meeting on 28 August, members elected a seven-member Board that will serve for two years instead of one and will provide leadership for the association in a governance. Read On.
Singapore Gang Rape Case
Do we judge a victim of rape more harshly than the victim of any other crime? ROBIN RHEAUME looks at reactions to a local gang rape case that suggest we do. Read now.
AWARE Roundtable Discussions
If you have an interest in social and other issues and would like to have your say about them, come to our monthly AWARE Roundtable meetings. Discussion and debate have always been an important part of AWARE. More information.

My Goodness, you missed my point!
When policy-makers make decisions that profoundly affect the lives of people, are they able to suspend the influence of personal factors, such as sex, race and religion? That, says CONSTANCE SINGAM, was the question she was posing in her article A Secular Society Interrupted, and not the question of whether there is such a thing as innate goodness. Read on.
Video: WuDunn on Half the Sky
Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources. More information.
Women World Wide
When was the last time you asked for a pay rise? Does the very thought bring you out in a sweat? If so, you're not alone. A 2006 survey found that while 80% of women felt underpaid, two-thirds had never asked for more money – and those who had, described it as one of the most stressful things they'd ever done. Have you asked?
Wanted: Manager of AWARE Training Institute
(Full Time)

The AWARE Training Institute (“ATI”) is looking for a dynamic manager to organise and market its training and programmes focused on helping women reach their highest potential (“Training Programmes”). The Manager will market ATI’s new programmes, including workplace sexual harassment and Financial Intelligence programmes.More information. 
Wanted: Research and Advocacy Director
AWARE seeks a Research and Advocacy Director (RAD) to develop, implement and manage AWARE’s Research and Advocacy capabilities. Learn more.

We need women who can help other women
If you have empathy and would like to support women who need help, you’re just what we need for our Helpline and Befrienders services. The next training sessions kick off in early September. Sign up and help us help women in distress. Do you have empathy?

What's On
Women’s Lives: Women’s Choices:
A discussion of the  past, the present and the future of women’s lives in Singapore.
Date: 9 September 2010
Time: 7 pm
Location: AWARE Centre
If you have an interest in social and other issues and would like to have your say about them, come to our monthly AWARE Roundtable meetings.This discussion will be part of the preparation for a planned conference on the subject in November to mark AWARE’s 25th anniversary. Register.
What's On Elsewhere 
Call Me Georgia, Hon!
Date: 10 September 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Ticket price: $25; tickets can be purchased from www.buyticket.sg
Contact details: email [email protected] or call 82915302
The Sing Song Club presents this evening a programme of songs written for women, about women; songs about their lives and journeys, trials and tribulations, and how these women deal with what life throws at them. More details.
Vlee Conference
This year, the V Conference series honor the top losers of 2010, and catch the venerable Kuan Yin Ma with her brand new makeover! Who here cares about the Youth Olympic Games? No seriously. Watch Irene, Enlai, Shane and Brendon try to break a world record on their own by completing 26 Olympic sports within 3 minutes! No seriously. Read on.