From AWARE’s facebook group
Inspired by the 1984 seminar “Women’s Choices, Women’s Lives” where a panel of women spoke to an audience of about fifty people, a few good women got together and started AWARE. Thanks to the solid, consistent pursuit of AWARE’s vision for gender equality and to the unswerving dedication of its members and volunteers, the organisation is recognized as a significant contributor to the Singaporean community on gender issues.
Over the years AWARE has focused on research & advocacy aimed at identifying and researching areas for improvement in gender equality. AWARE has released over twenty research publications, including most recently The Research Study on Workplace Sexual Harassment (2008), United Nations CEDAW Shadow Report (2007), Small Steps, Giant Leaps (2007), Foreign Bride Report: Beyond Happily Ever After (2006), Beyond Borders: Sex with Children (2006), Beyond Babies: National Duty or Personal Choice? (2004), Beyond Youth: Women Growing Older and Poorer (2004), Remaking Singapore: Views of Half the Nation (2002), Rape: Weapon of Terror (2000), as well as the annual Awareness Journal: Collection of Essays, Poetry and Interviews. The AWARE office also features a comprehensive library of resources dealing with women’s issues which is open to members and researchers by appointment.