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Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations
The Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO) is an umbrella organisation founded in 1980 in order to coordinate the efforts of women's groups in Singapore. The organisation represents many diverse women's groups and advocates for women's rights in the country. SCWO is also responsible for the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame, provides workshops and other events in Singapore. About The SCWO works in several different areas to represent the interests of women in Singapore and to coordinate the efforts of the various different women's groups it represents. This umbrella organisation also helps to support government policies in Singapore. It has advocated for change in women's rights in the country. The scope of SCWO is broad and encompasses diverse women's groups and viewpoints. Other things that SCWO is involved in includes providing workshops and training. It runs a thrift store, opened in 2000, called New2U. SCWO also celebrates International Women's Day and has created t ...
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Umbrella Organization
An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry-specific) institutions who work together formally to coordinate activities and/or pool resources. In business, political, and other environments, it provides resources and often identities to the smaller organizations. In this kind of arrangement, it is sometimes responsible, to some degree, for the groups under its care. Examples * AFL–CIO and other national trade union centers * DD172 * Department of Public Safety * European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy * European Music Council * European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) * Federation of Poles in Great Britain * Federation of Student Islamic Societies * Independent Sector * National Retail Federation * National Wrestling Alliance * Open Source Geospatial Foundation * Software in the Public Interest * UEFA * Ulster Defence Association * United Way * Yamaguchi-gumi * National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colomb ...
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Singapore
Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet; the combined area of these has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca and numerous public services are available only i ...
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Singapore Women's Hall Of Fame
The Singapore Women's Hall of Fame is a virtual hall of fame that honors and documents the lives of historically significant women in Singapore. The hall is the creation of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), and grew out of an earlier nine-member wall of fame that the organization created in 2005. Categories of achievement The Hall recognizes women in thirteen categories of achievement: History The hall of fame was launched on 14 March 2014, with 108 initial inductees. A five-person selection committee headed by Ambassador Tommy Koh selected the initial inductees from over 200 nominees; the committee took over a year to make its selections. President of Singapore Tony Tan and his wife Mary Tan – a patron of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations – were the guests of honor at the launch, and presented some of the awards to the recipients at the launch gala. Eleven additional women were inducted in 2015, in a ceremony on International Women's ...
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Women's Rights
Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide. They formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the 19th century and the feminist movements during the 20th and 21st centuries. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others, they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.Hosken, Fran P., 'Towards a Definition of Women's Rights' in ''Human Rights Quarterly'', Vol. 3, No. 2. (May 1981), pp. 1–10. Issues commonly associated with notions of women's rights include the right to bodily integrity and autonomy, to be free from sexual violence, to Women's suffrage, vote, to hold public office, to enter into legal contracts, to have equal rights in family law, Right to work, to work, to fair wages ...
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International Women's Day
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. Spurred on by the universal female suffrage movement that had begun in New Zealand, IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century. The earliest version was purportedly a "Women's Day" organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Socialist Women's Conference to propose "a special Women's Day" be organized annually, albeit with no set date; the following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women's Day across Europe. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the beginning of the February Revolution), IWD was made a national holiday on March 8; it was s ...
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Caroline Lam
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Julie Tan (activist)
Julie Tan Eng Poh (1930 – June 17, 1995) was a women's rights activist in Singapore who served as the founding president of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations. Biography Julie Tan was born in 1930 and was trained as a lawyer. She is known for her role as a leading women's rights activist in Singapore. Tan began her activism by volunteering with the Young Women's Christian Association in Singapore. She then was elected to serve as president of the organization from 1972 to 1976 and subsequently from 1978 to 1982, the longest-serving leader in its history. As president, her work included efforts to support working mothers, such as through the foundation of the first YWCA day care in Singapore in 1977. She went on to serve on the executive council of the World YWCA. In 1980, she co-founded the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, serving as its first president from 1980 to 1982. The organization aimed to represent the breadth of women's groups in the country ...
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Anamah Tan
Dr. Anamah Tan is a Singaporean family law attorney and lobbyist. Tan was born in 1940. She earned her law degree from the National University of Singapore in 1963 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore the same year. She initially worked for the Housing and Development Board before entering private practice during the 1970s. Tan became a founding member of the following organizations: Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (1974) and Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (1980). During the 1980s, Tan was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. In 2000, Tan earned her Doctor of Philosophy in business administration. Tan became the first Singaporean female elected as a member of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 2004.  Additionally, during her tenure as a CEDAW member, she simultaneously served as the President of the International Council of Women (ICW) from 2003-2009. See also * Inte ...
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Seow Peck Leng
Seow Peck Leng (''née'' Chua Seng Kim 17 September 1911 - 13 April 2007) was a Singaporean politician, educator and advocate for women's rights. She was one of the first women members of parliament in Singapore and the only woman of an opposition party at the time. Biography Peck Leng was born on 17 September 1911 under the name Chua Seng Kim. She grew up in a middle class Peranakan family. After her mother died, when she was three years old, Peck Leng was raised by her aunt. Peck Leng went first to the Singapore Chinese Girls' School and then to Raffles Girls' School. She started teaching in 1930, and was active in the Singapore Teachers' Union. Peck Leng's experiences during World War II changed her outlook in life and made her more confident. She went on to join the Singapore Council of Women led by Shirin Fozdar in 1952. In 1954, she was made the principal of the Cantonment School. Also in 1954, she created the Siglap Girls' Club, to help underprivileged girls in Singapor ...
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Constance Singam
Constance Singam (born D'Cruz in 1936) is a Singaporean activist and writer. Singam's career as an activist started later in life, when she was widowed. She earned a degree and became active in women's rights group, AWARE, which she was president of for 3 separate terms. Singam was also involved in other groups in Singapore and later, wrote about her many experiences. Singam was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. Biography Singam was born in Singapore as Constance D'Cruz on 1936. At age five, she and her family went to visit family in Kerala but stayed until 1948 because of the Japanese occupation of Singapore. Singam married journalist, N.T.R. Singam, at age 24 and was widowed by 42. She became more independent after her husband died, getting a driver's license and earn an honours degree in literature. She went to Melbourne to study literature and returned to Singapore in 1984. Singam joined AWARE in 1986. Singam served as president of AWARE for three d ...
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1980 Establishments In Singapore
__NOTOC__ Year 198 (CXCVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Sergius and Gallus (or, less frequently, year 951 '' Ab urbe condita''). The denomination 198 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Events By place Roman Empire *January 28 **Publius Septimius Geta, son of Septimius Severus, receives the title of Caesar. **Caracalla, son of Septimius Severus, is given the title of Augustus. China *Winter – Battle of Xiapi: The allied armies led by Cao Cao and Liu Bei defeat Lü Bu; afterward Cao Cao has him executed. By topic Religion * Marcus I succeeds Olympianus as Patriarch of Constantinople (until 211). Births * Lu Kai (or Jingfeng), Chinese official and general (d. 269) * Quan Cong, Chinese general and advisor (d. ...
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