Annual Reports

Annual Reports

2016
2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
We look back at the previous year in our 2016 Annual Report. It fills us with admiration to see that work that has been done for gender equality around the world. But also with a tinge of sadness for what has been undone in some places. The quest for women’s empowerment is a dynamic process. But, the frontier keeps moving forward. We are excited to share some of the unique contributions that we have made towards women’s empowerment and gender equality.  All these have been made possible because of your continued generosity and support. Here in Singapore, we empower the youth and wider community to take concrete action against gender stereotypes, domestic and dating violence, bullying and the exploitation of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). To date, we have successfully engaged over 800,000 individuals in creating sustainable social change. Our Girls2Pioneers programme has enabled 15,000 girls to explore options for careers in STEM. In support of the UN Women’s global HeForShe campaign, we launched the world’s first HeForShe Impact Awards in 2016 to a full house. In addition, over 2,150 men across Singapore have joined us by adding their voices and pledging their support to end inequality. Read More
2015
2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report:
Singaporean voices were heard around the world in celebration of SG50. 2015 was the dawn of a new chapter in the country’s history and a milestone in building the Singaporean identity. As stated in the 2015 Annual Report, the year was a time for reflection. Looking back on the last 50 years was a significant theme across the Island, recognising how far the country has progressed, as well as the achievements of Singaporeans across the globe.
"Male or female, we are all equal, all a part of this planet."
Josephine Ng,  SG50 Women of Singapore
2015 was also a year to celebrate the Singapore spirit that bonds Singaporeans across generations, gender and race. We are proud to work here in Singapore with you and thank you for lending your voice to our work. We will do more for gender equality, locally and around the region. With your growing support, we can make this a reality. Raise your voice for gender equality and join us in making the next 50 years even better for women and girls. Read More 
2014
2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
We look back at 2014 with an unbelievable amount of gratitude and admiration for the work being done around the world for gender equality. We’re humbled and excited to share some of the unique contributions that Singapore Committee for UN Women has made to women’s empowerment and gender equality locally, regionally, and globally that have been made possible by your continued generosity and support. On behalf of the Singapore Committee for UN Women team, we want to reach out and thank you for investing your heart, time, and financial resources to the critical cause of women’s empowerment. As always, it is because of you that we can continue our mission and expand our reach as an organisation. As you read through a select list of our 2014 highlights on the next page, we hope you’ll feel proud of the many positive changes you have made possible. Read More
2013
2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
We look back in awe at 2013 and the changes that have taken place for gender equality around the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to share some of the unique contributions that the Singapore Committee for UN Women has made to women’s empowerment and gender equality locally and in South East Asia – made possible thanks to your generous financial support. It has been a year of major events for women internationally, both in encouraging and discouraging ways. Triumphs from major figures, like Malala Yousafzai, show how the world is attempting to understand violence against women. The gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus, which arnered international outrage, show just how far we still have to go.  Read More
2012
2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2012 marks the second year since UNIFEM united with three other UN entities to form UN Women. Teams at our headquarters and regional offices around the world have been working hand-in-hand to ensure a seamless transition period; developing UN Women strategies and setting goals for the years to come, while making sure that the field offices around the world are adequately equipped to rise to the challenge of universal gender equality and empowerment of women. 2012 was a blessed year for the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Campaign wise,  saw great outcomes last year. Foreign Domestic Workers are finally getting a mandatory day off starting this year, and phased in over two years. Together with local NGOs TWC2 and HOME we campaigned since 2008 to urge employers to give their domestic worker a regular rest day off, published a research report by the name of “Made to Work” on employers attitudes to the same, and engaged with stakeholders on the research results. Read More
2011
2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2011 marked the first year of UN Women’s existence globally, and one where we in Singapore still tried to morph our UNIFEM identity into our new UN Women shape. At our headquarters  in New York and offices around the world, teams were busy strategizing, goal setting, and fundraising with bated breath, hoping to fulfill the increased responsibilities and new objectives of UN Women. The mandate was increased from a focus on developing countries to all countries, from operational development implementation to normative work on shared values and rights. If you consider that women are half of the world’s population, and that they are still treated like second-class citizens in many places in the world, UN Women has quite a daunting task ahead. On the flipside, the potential of all these currently under-valued, undereducated, under-employed women is enormous! If they realized that they could have a global forum to speak in, a regional platform to act from, and unlimited freedom to actualize their dreams, we believe that many of the problems facing the world today could be significantly eased. Academic studies also support that countries do better when women are involved in decision-making.  Read More
2010
2010 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
The past year, 2010 has been a transforming one for UNIFEM in Singapore and around the world! No longer are we to be known as UNIFEM – but by a united name which embodies our United Nations heritage – UN Women. This name change is not superficial, for it comes with a growth in global and local mandates, and a further recognition that the Millennium Development Goals (or MDGs) – which addresses the greatest challenges facing the world’s poorest - just simply cannot be achieved without the empowerment of women. Also, for the first time in history the United Nations has appointed a high-profile UnderSecretary General for UN Women, Ms. Michelle Bachelet. The goal of a strengthened gender equality architecture is to provide coherent, timely support to governments to advance women’s rights, in line with national priorities and international norms and policies. UN Women is able to upscale and bring together expertise and programmatic work and become the driver for advancing women’s rights.  Read More
2009
2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2009 was a special year as UNIFEM Singapore celebrated its tenth year anniversary in Singapore.We started 10 years ago with a series of medical missions to meet the needs of rural communities in this region. Over the years, we have evolved from strength to strength to become an organisation that addresses issues such as violence against women and raises the platform for the economic empowerment of women by taking long-term measures that center around changing the community’s behavourial mindset through public education, legislation, and enforcement efforts. We now provide multiyear support for these programs to give our local partners time and support to be self-sustaining.  Read More
2008
2008 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
We are deeply grateful to your support, without which we cannot fulfill our objectives of empowering women and protecting women‟s status and rights through UNIFEM programs in the region. You are wind beneath our wings. You help made the year wonderful and enlightening. International Women's Day on 8 March was celebrated with a „Women Mean Business‟ luncheon, jointly organized with the Australian High Commission, providing a forum for business people to unite, network and learn from one another. Also, in celebration of IWD 2008, UNIFEM NC Singapore along with Susan Lim Surgery and Parkway Health collaborated to present free medical check-ups for domestic workers at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre on 9 March 2008.  Read More
2007
2007 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2001 Annual Report

2001 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report
The year 2007-2008 was one of significant milestones and achievements for NC UNIFEM Singapore. An average of two to three public education activities were held each month and more funds were raised this year, than in any previous year. This was mainly due to the success of the third annual Say No to the Oppression of Women (SNOW) Benefit Dinner, an annual fundraising event that started in 2005. This raised over $200,000 alone. This was also a year where significant partnerships were made, including a significant three-year partnership with the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore (FWAS) to deliver the annual SNOW Benefit Dinner for three consecutive years of 2007 to 2009. Other notable partners and supporters included FJ Benjamin, Metro, Zouk, Charles and Keith, Australian High Commission, Conrad Centennial Hotel, MTV, BBH and The Body Shop. Certainly, the list extends further, and we are grateful to each and everyone of our generous partners for their support.  Read More
2006
2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report
The National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore (NC UNIFEM, Singapore) was established as a society in January 1998. The organisation functions as a National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), headquartered in New York.  Read More
2005
2005 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
The National Committee for UNIFEM, Singapore (NC UNIFEM, Singapore) was established as a society in January 1998. The organisation functions as a National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), headquartered in New York.  Read More