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Check out the latest news and happenings at AWARE
November 30, 2011

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AWARE Centre

Blk 5 Dover Crescent
Singapore 130005

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


Support for survivors of sexual assault

On Nov 25, we officially launched the Sexual Assault Befrienders Service (SABS) after a six-month pilot period. This is the first support service for survivors of sexual assault in Singapore. Find out more about SABS here. Read executive director Corinna Lim's speech at the SABS launch here.


Section 157(d) of the Evidence Act

At AWARE's SABS launch, Law Minister K Shanmugam announced the intended repeal of this law, which makes it possible to discredit an alleged sexual assault victim through her sexual history. Read his speech here.

You can make a difference

Find out how small individual efforts contributed to the proposed repeal of Section 157(d) here. Read AWARE's feedback to the Ministry of Law regarding this section here.

The foreign factor

Human trafficking and the rights of foreign wives were discussed during the Nov 21 to 22 sitting of Parliament. Catch up on the latest policy debates on women's rights and gender issues with our Parliament Primer.

Discrimination against pregnant employees

Current measures taken by the government to protect pregnant employees are only effected after the first trimester and do not adequately safeguard contract workers. Read AWARE's letter to the Straits Times Forum Page on these issues.


Wanted: Trainers and volunteers for financial education courses

Join us if you are interested in equipping women with the knowledge they need to gain greater financial security. Get more details here.

Wanted: Volunteers for Women & Economy Committee

Join us to work on a better understanding and more representative view of women's roles in the economy. Find out more here .

Debunking The Princess Ideology

The third session in our 3-part Gender Matters workshop series demystifies the myths and fairytales surrounding femininity and feminism. More information on this Dec 12 event is available here.

Managers' Guide To Dealing With Workplace Sexual Harassment

Many victims of sexual harassment often have to deal with inexperienced HR personnel and managers. Be part of the solution - this Dec 19 class will teach you how to make your workplace a safe environment. Find out more here.