Tag Archives: AWARE Singapore

WOMENS RIGHTS GRP UPSET AFTER PAP MINISTER USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO JUSTIFY DEATH PENALTY

Recent comments from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, using the issue of violence against women to justify the death penalty. Street assaults by strangers may be relatively uncommon here, but they are certainly not unheard of, as shown by the steady flow of media reports of public transport assault and upskirting cases. What women and girls who face violence need is usually not a system of extreme punishments, but more awareness and support from others around them, as well as more robust and sensitive procedures for enabling and encouraging reporting and intervention.

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AWARE Singapore: CPF must meet needs of the economically vulnerable

We hope these changes will fundamentally improve the state's assurance of financial security for these groups, which include women. The increase of the mandatory minimum sum to $155,000 from $148,000 is worrying, since existing minimum sums are already not affordable for many Singaporeans. Figures reveal that in 2012, only 48.7 per cent of CPF members who turned 55 that year were able to meet the target then, of $139,000. As CPF is tied to employment, those who do not or cannot work do not have CPF-based retirement funds. These include full-time homemakers, who are mostly women.

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SINGAPORE WOMEN SHOULD BE ENTITLED TO “MENSTRUATION LEAVE”

Yes. You heard me. We women SHOULD BE entitled to "menstruation leave." Hi bosses, if you happen to read my blog... Please do not misunderstand that I am targetted at you all or the company. I am writing in general. AWARE Singapore finds faults with the NSF's songs and whatsoever that has links to NSF and such. There is a REAL problem brewing here. AWARE SINGAPORE should fight for "menstruation leave"!!!

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