This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal pay and women’s political representation..READ MORE
The initial response to the outpouring of ‘#MeToo’ around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little they were heard before. They poured through the floodgate, opening up conversations, naming names and bolstering the frailty of individual statements with the robustness of a movement.READ MORE
In Klaten, Central Java, a group of 20 women from this farming community gathered and pledged before their neighbors and friends: "We, Indonesian women, are determined to live in love and peace with all elements of society regardless of one's ethnicity, religion, and faith."READ MORE
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
"Male or female, we are all equal, all a part of this planet."
Josephine Ng, SG50 Women of Singapore