AWARE (Association of Women for Action & Research)
Vision & Mission
Inspired by a seminar entitled â€œWomenâ€™s Choices, Womenâ€™s Livesâ€ in 1984 where a panel of women spoke to an audience of about 50 people, a few good women got together and started AWARE. The association has grown into an organisation that plays a vital social role in Singapore, and one that is recognised from grassroots up to Government levels, as well as being a sounding board for the media on a wide range of issues.
Gender Equity For All
â€œPromoting a society that provides optimal opportunities for women, and men, to realise their highest potential.â€
AWARE's activities are primarily practical, looking towards taking positive steps to redressing an imbalance between the sexes, and thus creating a healthier society as a whole. To this end, the association focuses on three main areas of activity:
- Direct services - including the Helpline, face to face counselling, Befrienders and legal clinic - services aimed at reaching out to women in need;
- Research and Publications - work designed to investigate issues relating to women, families and gender, and to identitfy solutions to address the issues, and
- Public Education - programmes seeking to raise consciousness of gender issues and to empower women.