• 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,…

  • SCWO Members,  Singapore

    Tomorrow’s New Old: Singapore’s Future Cohort of Ageing

    Mental health and workplace support must evolve with the needs of Singapore’s New Old Nearly 8 in 10 52-62 year olds want companies to provide flexible work arrangements for senior employees.   SINGAPORE, 2 NOVEMBER, 2022: Nearly 7 in 10 of 52-62 year old Singaporeans and permanent residents expect some form of assistance when they retire. Close to half of the respondents (49%) expect emotional or mental health support, a joint study between Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and consumer research company Milieu Insight revealed. The survey was conducted under the Milieu For Good initiative, which provides pro-bono research services to social enterprises and non-profit organisations. The SCWO Ageing…

  • SCWO Events,  SCWO Members,  Singapore

    The Future Garden for Singapore Women

    SCWO Focus Group Discussing the Future Garden for SG Women

    30 September 2022 – National Parks Board (NParks), in partnership with SCWO and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) organised the first Focus Group Discussion (FGD) for the future Garden for SG Women. Many member organisations of SCWO and Board Members were invited to participate in this FGD, alongside several non-profit and private organisations. To recognise the central role of women in our society and nation, PM Lee announced in September 2020 that a dedicated garden will be created at Dhoby Ghaut Green. This dedicated public space was one of the proposals made by SCWO to dedicate a public space to the women of Singapore. This garden will…