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Check out the latest news and happenings at AWARE
January 31, 2012

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Concerns about revising sex ed in schools

On Jan 4, following a news report about possible changes to the Sexuality Education Programme in schools here, AWARE sent a letter expressing our concerns to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Health Promotion Board. Read our letter here, and MOE's reply here.


Parliament Primer: Debate over ministerial pay

Three female parliamentarians offered differing views on this issue during the Jan 9 to 18 sitting. Read excerpts from speeches by Denise Phua, Josephine Teo and Lina Chiam here.

Sex sells - but what messages about gender are you really consuming?

Sexualised female bodies are everywhere in advertising, peddling a synthetic and cynical idea of sex. Our January 19 Roundtable Discussion explored the representations of gender in advertising. Find out more about this session here.

Thoughts after watching Aunty Lucy

AWARE member Lee Yenyen ponders the damaging gender stereotypes found in the Chinese-language media here. This is what she has to say about popular Channel 8 character Aunty Lucy.


Financial Awareness & Confidence Training 1: Money & Me

Put your year-end bonus and angbao money to good use. FACT 1, our useful introduction to financial planning, personal budgeting and debt management, kicks off on Feb 15. Sign up here.

Roundtable Discussion: The troublesome woman as project & paradigm

Join Dr Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, the co-editors of a forthcoming book about women, gender and sexuality in Malaysia and Singapore. They will discuss how the experiences of Malaysia and Singapore offer valuable insights on the intersection between gender, modernity and globalisation. Get details here.

Financial Awareness & Confidence Training 2: Insurance

it is important that your insurance is tailored to your specific needs, which will change as you enter different stages of your life. From Feb 21, learn how to protect yourself and your family by picking the best type of insurance for you. Sign up for this course here.