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UPCOMING EVENTS
Next Saturday (11 March), AWARE will be celebrating International Women's Day with a fabulous Block Party that is FREE and open to all! Come join us for a fun day of enriching workshops, yummy baked goods, and a buzzing Flea Market with all items under $30. Join in the fun and invite your friends!  

Contemplating or going through divorce? Our support groups are here to help. Meet and draw from other women facing similar struggles - click for more information on the contemplating divorce support group and the divorce support group.

 

Are you bilingual in both English and Mandarin? We are holding a Mandarin-speaking Helpline training from 18 April to 26 September (every Tuesday, 7pm - 9.30pm). Click here to fill in the interest form!

 
OUR WORK IN FEBRUARY
The 2017 Budget set out by Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat missed out a huge opportunity to tackle the care economy in the face of our ageing population. Our pre-Budget recommendations highlighted the critical impact of caregiving pressures on the economy, and how to support the people, mostly women, who perform it. Read our response to the BudgetWe also published a letter in The Straits Times about the importance of gender parity in economic inclusion. 

AWARE's Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) is delighted to develop a new training video for the police to give them a better idea of how sexual assault survivors feel, why they speak or behave as they do, and how police and other first responders can have an impact on them. We're glad for this move to ensure that police processes are improved on systemically. 


SACC recently invited South-African born Claire McFarlane, who is here on a run for public awareness of sexual assault, to speak about her recovery from her own experience of rape 18 years ago. With her was a former client of SACC, who shared her own traumatic experience of sexual assault in Singapore. Read about the event here.

Our recent report on single parents' public housing access received much media coverage last month. The report included findings from our interviews with 55 single parents, and detailed recommendations for more inclusive housing policies. We're also excited to unveil a series of comics illustrated by talented artists, and inspired by the interviews with single mothers!
 
Association of Women for Action and Research
5 Dover Crescent #01-22 Singapore 130005
www.aware.org.sg
aware@aware.org.sg  |  6779 7137
Helpline: 1800 774 5935 (3pm - 9.30pm)
Sexual Assault Care Centre: 6779 0282 (10am - midnight)







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