• Singapore

    A Dialogue on Workplace Fairness

    SCWO had the pleasure of hosting Minister of State for Manpower, Ms Gan Siow Huang, in an intimate dialogue on workplace fairness with our esteemed members and allies at the National Design Centre on October 6, 2023. We discussed the upcoming Workplace Fairness Legislation, which sets out to provide women with a stronger legal recourse to challenge discriminatory actions at the workplace. Without the fear of repercussions and with the assurance of fair outcomes, victims of discrimination will be empowered to step forward, raise their grievances and seek help, and women will be more protected at every stage of employment. The event opened with a welcome address by SCWO’s President,…

  • Research

    Older Women’s Responses to the White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development: A Report by Singapore Alliance for Women in Ageing

    Being stereotyped as “slow” and “less productive” at the workplace. Facing financial strain due to rising caregiving and healthcare costs. Experiencing isolation and loneliness as a result of living alone. These were some of the concerns raised by older women in a series of focus group discussions conducted by the Singapore Alliance for Women in Ageing (SAWA) in 2022 and 2023.

  • BoardAgender,  Foreign Visitors

    International Women’s Forum (South Africa) visits SCWO to understand BoardAgender

    On 3 February 2023, The International Women’s Forum South Africa paid SCWO a second visit with a new cohort of women leaders as part of their Women in Leadership Programme’s Immersion Trip, led by Duke Corporation Education. They first visited SCWO in October 2022. CEO Koh Yan Ping provided a rundown of milestones achieved over the recent years – such as Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development Report held throughout 2020, which in turn produced SCWO’s report released in 2021, and the government’s White Paper that followed in 2022. An open discussion on SCWO was moderated by President Junie Foo, who explained the relationship between non-profit organisations (NPOs) and ministry agencies…