Submissions to the UN and Human Right Bodies
SCWO’s Written Statement for the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
SCWO, an organisation in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), submitted a written submission for CSW65 to call to attention the challenges faced by older women in the labour force, as well as the prevalence of violence against women in Singapore.
SCWO’s Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
SCWO made a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women focusing on COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women.
SCWO’s Oral Statement at the 32th Human Rights Council Session in Geneva
SCWO’s (then) President, Malathi Das, delivered the following statement championing the need for social protection of ageing women at the 32th Human Rights Council (HRC) session in Geneva, which considered and adopted the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report for Singapore. This was Singapore’s second review under the UPR.
SCWO’s Written Statement for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
The main focus of this session was on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. SCWO’s report highlights some of the current challenges facing women in Singapore, particularly in areas of economic participation, access to healthcare and decision-making.
SCWO’s Submission to the UN CEDAW Committee CEDAW Shadow Report – Equal Space, Equal Voice, Equal Worth
SCWO submitted and presented CEDAW Shadow Report – Equal Space, Equal Voice, Equal Worth – to the 49th UN CEDAW Committee’s Session in July 2011 in New York.