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The Singapore Committee for UN Women
HeForShe Impact Awards

HeForShe Impact Awards

The Singapore Committee for UN Women
Friday, May 4, 2018
At the HeforShe Impact Awards today, the Singapore Committee for UN Women awarded two individuals and one Singapore-based multinational organisation for their efforts in promoting gender equality and diversity initiatives in their work and community. Read More
Straits Times
The $ question women workers must ask

The $ question women workers must ask

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Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 Trina Liang-Lin, President, Singapore Committee for UN Women
Have you ever asked a colleague what his pay is? Probably not, as it would be considered impolite to do so. Yet in a capitalist society, your pay is often considered to be your value to society. “Equal pay for equal work” is a basic tenet of human rights – and it is a very important question to ask and be informed about. What you earn today has another important dimension. Besides having a bearing on current purchasing power, it also has a cumulative effect on your ability to invest and gain possible future income. Read More
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Lilac Parity — workshop on gender equality

Lilac Parity — workshop on gender equality

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January 12, 2018
IB STUDENTS from NPSI conducted Lilac Parity, an interactive and informative two-day workshop, in collaboration with the Singapore Committee for UN Women. It aimed to educate today’s youth on the issue of gender discrimination. Read More
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Code for success: Getting women to be techies

Code for success: Getting women to be techies

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
The courses offered include designing for social media, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and social media and branding. There are also a #HeforShe panel discussion, done in collaboration with the Singapore Committee for UN Women, and a workshop to teach women how to excel in the workplace. As for the target. Read More
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Tech, the road less travelled by girls

Tech, the road less travelled by girls

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Mastercard has also partnered the Singapore Committee for UN Women to scale up the programme with both organisations supplying staff to administer it. “The ratio of female to male researchers in Stem is seven to 20. We believe that by integrating stronger Stem concepts into early learning, showcasing female role models in Stem and countering the marketing of Stem concepts only to boys at an early age, we can enable girls to develop the sort of critical thinking skills needed in the workforce,” said Ms Trina Liang-Lin, president of the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Her organisation is also creating a curriculum to “make science fun” for girls. Called “Girls2pioneers”, the sessions allow girls to do hands-on work to solve real-world problems, such as building water filters and creating mini “bridges” using recycled materials. Read More
Straits Times
Change needed to close gender pay gap

Change needed to close gender pay gap

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Mr Ong was speaking at S.N.O.W. (Say No to the Oppression of Women), the Singapore Committee for UN Women’s annual gala fund-raising. dinner at Capella Singapore yesterday. Read More
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Mindsets need to change to bridge gender pay gap: Ong Ye Kung

Mindsets need to change to bridge gender pay gap: Ong Ye Kung

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September 22, 2017
Speaking at S.N.O.W. (Say No to the Oppression of Women), the Singapore Committee for UN Women's annual gala fundraising dinner at Capella Singapore on Friday (Sept 22), Mr Ong pointed out that there must be equal opportunity for all men and women, based on their abilities. Read More
The New Paper
Meet Rudihra

Meet Rudihra

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Monday, September 18, 2017
I support the Singapore Committee for UN Women, an organisation dedicated to providing women and girls access to education, healthcare, economic independence and a life free of violence. I believe I can contribute positively and make a difference. Read More
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Ex-Afghan refugee lets her dream take wing

Ex-Afghan refugee lets her dream take wing

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Monday, August 7, 2017
In Singapore, Ms Waiz met students from Girls2Pioneers and Changkat Changi Secondary School. Girls2Pioneers is a programme by the Singapore Committee for United Nations Women, which aims to change the gender imbalance by encouraging young girls to pursue careers in Stem. Read More
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Help groups say there is room for improvement

Help groups say there is room for improvement

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July 30, 2017
With the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act enacted in 2015, more cases have been clearly defined as trafficking and there have also been more prosecutions, said Ms Mrinalini Venkatachalam, a spokesman for the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Read More
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A manager, rugby coach – and feminist

A manager, rugby coach – and feminist

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Monday, June 12, 2017
If you have been watching Bloomberg TV recently, you may have noticed more women appearing on the network. Read More
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Four honoured with HeForShe Impact Awards for promoting gender equality, diversity

Four honoured with HeForShe Impact Awards for promoting gender equality, diversity

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June 8, 2017
Women are making significant steps to being treated as equals in the workforce - and some have men to thank for that. Read More
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Raising New Grandmasters

Raising New Grandmasters

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Monday, March 4, 2017
The girls were deep in thought, contemplating their next move against their opponents. Read More
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Grooming girls into queens of chess

Grooming girls into queens of chess

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Saturday, March 6, 2017
Hoping to encourage higher female participation in the male-dominated mind sport of chess, three recent Hwa Chong Institution (Junior College) graduates organised a girls-only chess competition last month. Read More
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Getting girls into tech

Getting girls into tech

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Saturday, August 22, 2016
More than 4,000 girls are expected to learn about issues in technology through a new Girls4Tech curriculum for schools launched over a week ago. Read More
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Mind the effects of misogynistic words, actions in risque games

Mind the effects of misogynistic words, actions in risque games

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Saturday, August 1, 2016 Trina Liang-Lin
I applaud the tough action taken by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to crack down on inappropriate risque games on its campus (“NUS: Risque games completely inappropriate”; last Wednesday). Read More
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Rewriting the Gender Code

Rewriting the Gender Code

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Saturday, June 27, 2016
Tech giants are working to attract more girls to programming industry by correcting cultural bias and overturning stereotypes. Read More
The New Paper
Helping Women build a better future for themselves

Helping Women build a better future for themselves

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May 26, 2016
Aidha and Girls2Pioneers were announced as the selected partners for Singapore. Read More
The Business Times
Women, stop hobbling yourselves

Women, stop hobbling yourselves

Women, stop hobbling yourselves

Women, stop hobbling yourselves

There's no reason why they can't climb the corporate ladder - all the way up to the boardroom. 

The Business Times: Saturday, March 5, 2016
LET’S face it: men still call the shots in many workplaces here. Progress has inched in the right direction, but statistics are clear that women are still a minority when it comes to leadership in both the political and commercial sectors. Earlier this week, the Diversity Action Committee announced that female representation on the boards of Singapore-listed companies increased to 9.5 percent in 2015, up 0.7 percentage point from the previous year. The improvement is heartening, but this still means that out of 10 people in a boardroom, only one voice is female. Fundamental issues such as flexi-work practices and gender bias are serious points that need to be addressed, but sometimes, the biggest hurdles women face are themselves. To honour  International Women’s Day on March 8, BT speaks to female leaders on some ways women hold themselves back in their careers, and how they can break through. Read More
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Wanted: Female STEM Professionals

Wanted: Female STEM Professionals

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Girls2Pioneers draws girls to science, technology, engineering and maths. Read More