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Check out the latest news and happenings at AWARE
February 2016

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AWARE Centre

Blk 5 Dover Crescent
Singapore 130005

Tel +65) 6779 7137
Fax (+65) 6777 0318


Introducing #asinglelove campaign

Today, we launched #asinglelove, a new movement to support and empower single parents and their families. The campaign kicks off with the online release of a thought-provoking video looking at attitudes toward single parents, and a website with resources and information for single parents. Check out the website and video!

Fair for All Families this weekend!

Cancel your plans this Saturday and come join us in our fun family carnival Fair for All Families! We've got special freebies for single parents, a bouncy castle, and speeches by single parents and Guest-of-Honour MP Tin Pei Ling. RSVP on Facebook here!

AWARE's Annual General Meeting 2016

Registration for AWARE membership is now closed, in preparation for AWARE's Annual General Meeting on 25 April. If you're an existing AWARE member, do join us at the AGM to learn about our work over the past year, meet old friends or connect with the community. Click here to register and read more about the AGM.


Resources for single parents

Our freshly launched initiative for single parents, #asinglelove, will be offering some great services and programmes to support and empower single parents and their children as they strive for happiness and stability in their family lives. Click here for the list of resources or visit the #asinglelove website.

Caring for an ageing population: AWARE's Budget recommendations

AWARE submitted its annual set of recommendations for the national Budget on 26 February. In it, we urged the government to budget for care as a social good, rather than leaving its costs for families to address on their own. Read our recommendations here.

The limitations of Fresh Start

We shared some of our concerns about the Fresh Start scheme, housing and poverty, especially for divorced mothers. Previously sent to the Prime Minister and several ministers, the summarised article was published by theonlinecitizen. Read it in full here!

Unwise to require parental consent for abortions

We shared our concerns on the call for mandatory parental consent for teens seeking access to abortion. Our letter was published in The Straits Times on 29 February. Read the full article here!


AWARE x BFFsg Roundtable: Is Singapore Breastfeeding Friendly?

Is Singapore breastfeeding-friendly? Head down to our roundtable session with Breast-Feeding Friends Singapore, where we'll discuss the issue of breastfeeding at workplaces and in public spaces, as well as how to make Singapore more inclusive for nursing mums. RSVP for the event here.

Volunteers party

We are delighted to invite our volunteers to our annual Volunteers' Appreciation Party, happening on Saturday, 2 April. Themed 'People Who Inspire', it will be a fun-filled afternoon of food, sharing and laughter as we celebrate and express our gratitude to the many volunteers who have supported us in the past year. RSVP here by 15 March.

Befriender Training

Women who are going through a difficult time may not be able to get adequate support from family and friends. A Befriender will accompany women who need to talk to the police or go to hospitals or the courts. If you are interested in registering to be a Befriender, fill in the form here.