19 July 2010
The Power of Breasts
Is it right or wrong for women to use their sexuality or feminine qualities to get what they want? Do breasts empower or hinder women? Are they a feminist power or a feminist killer? NHU PHAM describes her journey from trying to hide her femininity to being proud of it. Read on.
AWARE calls for tweaks to proposed law
Singapore intends to ratify the Hague Convention, which guides the resolution of cross-border child abductions. To support this, the government has drafted the International Child Abduction bill and invited public comment. AWARE has submitted its views. Find out more.
|Have you said NO to censorship?|
The local arts community has renewed its call for regulation rather than censorship. It has published a position paper pointing out the problems of censorship and the benefits of regulation. Learn more.
|Learn how to give him the finger|
To protect yourself, that is. There’s only so much a woman can do to prevent attacks. But if you know a few tricks of self-defence—like how to tap your finger on your attacker’s pressure points—you can avoid injury or worse. Read on.
Women World Wide
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs—The annual Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report, released by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 June 2010 in New York, reveals that the world has made huge strides in reducing extreme poverty, tackling HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and boosting access to clean drinking water, but is still not progressive enough in critical areas including improving maternal health and reducing child mortality. More.
Wanted: Volunteer Manager (Full Time)
We are looking for a part-time Manager with at least 5 years experience in a management position, preferably with an NGO, to be part of our professional team. More.
An independent writer seeks a research assistant to work on subjects relating to the postmodern, urbanism and cultural studies. Read on.
Managing anger for adults and kids
31st July, Saturday
We may not be able to stop ourselves from feeling anger, but we can manage the way we express it. Learn about anger management for adults and kids at this AWARE workshop. More information.
So what is feminism about, really?
5th August (Thurs) & 26th August (Thurs), 2010
If you’d like to know more about how gender roles took shape over time, join us at our Gender Matters workshops. It’s a crash course in feminism, and you’ll see how our beliefs and behaviours are shaped by the conventions of our society. More.
Keep this date free
August 28, 2010
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will be held on Saturday 28 August. Mark the date now in your calendar and keep the afternoon free. A formal notice has been sent to all members. If you have not renewed your membership yet, please RENEW your MEMBERSHIP NOW by logging in on the sidebar on the right, so that you will receive the notice. Pending the AGM, the organisation will suspend NEW MEMBERSHIP applications. More.
What's On Elsewhere
Transnational Labour Migration,
Remittances and the Changing Family in Asia
27 - 28 July 2010
Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room Level 10
469A Tower Block, NUS @ Bukit Timah Campus
This conference aims to explore how economic outcomes of transnational labour migration impact on family relations and structures in both empirical and theoretical terms. Jointly organised by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the Asian MetaCentre’s CHAMPSEA project team. More
8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB)
26 and 27 July – Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
28 July – Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
This year, Singapore plays host to the 10th World Congress of Bioethics (WCB). We would like to invite you to participate in the 8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), to be held in conjunction with the WCB. This year, Singapore plays host to the 10th World Congress of Bioethics (WCB). We would like to invite you to participate in the 8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), to be held in conjunction with the WCB. As an added incentive for AWARE members, the organisers are offering a special rate at $65 a day. Please fill out these forms to attend the event, and let them know you belong to AWARE. More details.