28 July 2010
News & Views

Kapow! Kapap!

She’s dabbled in various forms of martial arts over the years but, says NHU PHAM, nothing was as simple, practical and effective as the Kapap method. Read on.
A Crime Against Faith
Recent announcements by the Catholic Church have provoked outrage from many critics both inside and outside of the faith. Has the Holy See opened the doors for a frank discussion about the church's treatment of women? Our writer looks at the Vatican's reaction to the proposed ordination of women priests. Keep on Reading.
My Short Skirt Invites You to Violate Me
When Pamela Ng asked her friends whether a woman’s dressing invited sexual violence from men, she was surprised – and disturbed - to find some of the women saying ‘Men cannot help it, it’s in their nature.' Really?

Why you should opt for a plant-based diet
Two of every three deaths in Singapore are due to cancer, heart disease and strokes. Switching to a plant-based diet would help many of us keep these diseases of affluence at bay, says Dr Kanwaljit Soin. Learn More.

Movie Night: Erin Brokovich
Join us as we watch Erin Brokovich find her place in the tough male world of litigation and civil lawsuits. Does she have to become ‘the bitch’ to outwit the opposing lawyers? Or can she remain true to who she is and still get the job done? Find out.
Women World Wide
Women in Saudi Arabia should give their breast milk to male colleagues and acquaintances in order to avoid breaking strict Islamic law forbidding mixing between the sexes, two powerful Saudi clerics have said. They are at odds, however, over precisely how the milk should be conveyed. More articles.
Wanted: Communications Executive (Part Time)
We are looking for a part-time Communications Executive to be part of our professional team.
Further details.
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: Volunteer Manager (Full Time)
We are looking for a full-time manager with at least 5 years experience in a management position, preferably with an NGO, to be part of our professional team. Interested?

Wanted: Research Assistant
An independent writer seeks a research assistant to work on subjects relating to the postmodern, urbanism and cultural studies.  Learn more.
What's On
Harnessing the Red Bull:
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. More.

What's On Elsewhere

A Sharing by George Hwang: What is a trial observation?
Date: 30 July 2010 (Friday)
Venue: AMBROSIA (near Bugis MRT)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
You know him as the petitioner for the Singapore’s first mass petition to the Parliament since independence. He is also the first member of the S.E.Asia Legal Media Defense Network to go on a trial observation mission. He is probably the first Singaporean to be interrogated by the Vietnamese Internal Security for his work as a trial observer. Read on.
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.