President Halimah visited SCWO on 22nd October 2020 to meet the members of the newly elected 21st SCWO Executive Board and had an enriching exchange on a wide range of women’s issues. Also in attendance was Ms Sun Xueling Minister of State in the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Education as well as Second Permanent Secretary, MSF, Mr Stanley Low.
It was a fruitful discussion where stories and suggestions on issues such as the women’s roles in families, the uneven playing field for women in the workplaces, the challenges of female caregivers of older persons, the lack of awareness and understanding of women’s rights, and the inadequate levels of financial literacy among women were brought up. Minister of State (MOS) Ms Sun Xueling, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development also joined us for the visit.
It was such a pleasure to host Mdm President and MOS Sun Xueling and we look forward to having more insightful and robust discussion as we continue to make a difference for women in Singapore and work towards our ideals of ‘Equal Space, Equal Voice and Equal Worth’.