United Women Singapore (UWS) is a relaunched charitable organisation, benefiting from 20 years of operation as UNIFEM Singapore/the Singapore Committee for UN Women. Our overall mission is to unite women in Singapore, to empower them and build a pipeline of women future leaders across sectors of society, with the vision of realising a gender equal society.
Our key stakeholders include corporate partners, government agencies, academia, the diplomatic community, other nonprofits, community groups and the wider community.
Our flagship Girls2Pioneers (G2P) programme aims to inspire and encourage young women and girls to explore and pursue careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and has benefitted over 28,000 girls between the ages of 10 and 16 since its inception in 2014. We work directly with schools, children’s shelters, and community organisations to reach out to our beneficiaries.
We have impacted over 100,000 individuals over the years through our Help Anna campaign to end gender-based violence. We were invited to be a part of a joint multi-ministerial task force to study the challenges faced by the victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and identify ways in which the government could work hand-in-hand with community partners to empower victims and perpetrators to break the cycle of violence. We have leveraged our wealth of experience in the space of the prevention of DVA to launch our anti-violence initiatives for the private sector titled, GenSafe Workplaces, and young boys titled, Boys Empowered, in alignment with the objectives of the taskforce.
Our annual Gender Equality Impact Awards (GEIA) recognise men, women and organisations in Singapore who have championed initiatives to advance gender equality and empower women in the workplace and community.
We actively collaborate with other women’s groups and organisations to raise funds for their work and beneficiaries through campaigns and fundraising initiatives round the year. Our annual Buy to Save (BTS) sale event promotes sustainable fashion and responsible shopping while raising funds for our key initiatives.