2 July 2010
News & Views
The Name Game
Why do so many people believe that a married woman ought to take her husband’s name, asks JOLENE TAN.  Why are they so wedded to gender norms that they cannot respect other people’s choices about a highly personal matter?  Read more.
Sex, Power and the Workplace
Does a suggestive remark by a senior person in the company constitute sexual harassment if no explicit threat is made but you feel your job is at stake? And what can you do about it?  Learn more here.

Stay alert and fight back!
Danger can lurk even in safe Singapore. Women do get molested, attacked and raped. Being alert to the dangers can help us avoid attacks and injury. But sometimes we cannot avoid it. That’s why it makes sense to learn self defence. Find out more.

Harnessing the Red Bull
Anger is a powerful emotion. When unleashed, it can destroy relationships in a matter of minutes. We can’t stop ourselves from feeling angry. But we can control how we express it.  Learn more.
Women World Wide
Many of the women inside Badam Bagh, Afghanistan's only prison for women in the capital Kabul, would not have been imprisoned if their cases had been dealt with justly.  Accused of 'moral crimes', many of them are really imprisoned because of personal vendettas, or problems in their families.  Take a look.
Help us get FIT going again
We’re looking for a few more trainers and facilitators for our FIT programme. If you have a good grounding in personal money management and investment matters, and communicate well, you’re just what we need.  More information here.

What's On
Getting to Know AWARE Night
14 July (Wed)
Learn about AWARE and make new friends. That’s what our ‘Getting to Know AWARE Nights’ are about. Get the details.

The F Word
5 August (Thurs) & 26 August (Thurs)
If you’d like to know more about how gender roles took shape over time, join us at the second and third instalments of our Gender Matters workshop series.  It’s a crash course in feminism, and you’ll see how our beliefs and behaviours are shaped by the conventions of our society.  Sign up here.

28 August (Sat)
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 will be sent to all members soon. Please RENEW  your MEMBERSHIP NOW by logging in at the website, so that you will receive the notice. Read the announcement here.

What's On Elsewhere

8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
26 - 28 July
Held in conjunction with the 10th World Congress of Bioethics, hosted in Singapore, the 8th International Congress of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), will focus on challenges which concern all women and Mobilities and Inequalities in a globalised world. More.

The Full Monty
18 June – 4 July
PANGDEMONiUM! is offering a special 15% discount off Cat 1 ticket prices to AWARE members. Simply email Sylvia at [email protected] or call her at 8364 3640 to enjoy this special discount. More.

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability—The Next Consumer Swarm?
15 July (Thurs)
Singapore Management University is organising a special Social Conversation to discuss LOHAS, short for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. More.