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Singapore Government

2021: Year of Celebrating SG Women

2021: Year of Celebrating SG Women


Celebrating SG Women



About the Movement

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has dedicated 2021 as the Year of Celebrating SG Women.

From our nation’s early years, the progress and achievements of our SG Women – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues – have shaped our homes, schools, workplaces and communities, thus bettering every aspect of our society. Their contributions are integral to our Singapore Story and SG Women are highly valued. We believe more can be done collectively to support, protect and uplift them.

While fundamentals of our legislation and policies remain strong, the Government continues to look ahead to understand the aspirations and needs of our SG Women, and to ensure our laws and policies evolve with time. This is being done through the ongoing Review and Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development, involving both women and men, that will culminate in a White Paper, which will be tabled in Parliament. It will set out policy recommendations with a roadmap for implementation.

With respect as the cornerstone of the rapport between women and men, we invite Singaporeans to come together to celebrate the achievements of our women and support their continued progress. We will also celebrate our men who help to debunk stereotypes, change mindsets and play an active role in supporting and uplifting SG women.

Let’s come together to co-create and catalyse solutions that will shift societal mindsets. Together, we can foster an even more equitable and inclusive society for our women and men. Join us by taking part in the Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development at: go.gov.sg/sgwomen.

#CelebratingSGWomen

Celebrating SG Women Logo

Based on the familiar image of our national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, our logo honours SG Women. The three silhouettes embedded in the orchid motif represent our past, present and future SG Women as we look forward to their progression as an integral part of our collective social advancement. The spectrum of shades represent the diversity of our SG Women across generations and all walks of life.

 

Check out this short video on how SG women, across generations and backgrounds, have made significant strides in Singapore's history and help shape our society.



Introducing Papilionanthe SG Women, a new orchid hybrid. Papilionanthe SG Women traces its lineage back to Singapore’s national flower (Vanda Miss Joaquim) and it inherits the characteristics of resilience and ability to produce blooms all year-round from its predecessors.


[Photo from National Parks Board]

Papilionanthe SG Women
新加坡女士凤蝶兰
Papilionanthe Wanita SG
பப்பிலியோனந்த் சிங்கை மகளிர்
Parentage: Papilionanthe Seletar Red Diamond × Papilionanthe Adina

This orchid was created by the Singapore Botanic Gardens in celebration of the continued progress, contributions and achievements of all SG Women. It was officially named in a ceremony officiated by President Halimah Yacob at the Istana on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021.




White Paper on Singapore Women's Development

The White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development reflects our shared vision towards a fairer and more inclusive society, where men and women partner each other as equals, and both can pursue their aspirations freely and to the fullest.

In 2021, the Government completed a year-long, nationwide Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development that engaged nearly 6000 participants over 160 conversations. The Conversations took stock of our current efforts to empower, uplift and support women and gave voice to our collective aspirations for Singapore women. Feedback and ideas from the Conversations contributed to the White Paper, which has 25 collective action plans by the Government and community.


Please click on the links below to view the speeches on the White Paper:



Please click here for the White Paper, or see the infographics below which summarise the action plans.

 

CSGW Infographic 1 - Towards a Fairer and More Inclusive Society CSGW Infographic 2 - Equality in the Workplace CSGW Infographic 3 - Equality in Family and Society CSGW Infographic 4 - Protection of Women Against Violence and Harm CSGW Infographic 5 - Other Support Measures

(Click on the images to view each infographic in full)



Celebrating SG Women Exhibition



This exhibition, based on the White Paper on Singapore Women's Development, reflects the shared vision of Singaporeans, delves into the progress of Singapore women, and outlines the concrete actions we are prepared to take collectively, towards a fairer and more inclusive society where men and women partner each other as equals, and both can pursue their aspirations freely and to the fullest.

Explore the empowering journey of Singapore women - with a tribute to the past and a celebration of the present, in hopes of inspiring the future.

Visit the Celebrating SG Women Exhibition
Location Event Dates
Plaza Singapura
Level 1 Atrium
22 April - 3 May 2022
Toa Payoh HDB Hub
Atrium
 7 May - 22 May 2022
Bukit Panjang Plaza
Level 2 Atrium
 28 May - 12 June 2022
Kampung Admiralty
Zone B
18 June - 3 July 2022



Get Involved

Facebook Profile Frame

Singaporeans from various walks of life showed support by adopting our Celebrating SG Women Facebook Profile Frame.

 

#MakeTheNorm Activation

We invite Singaporeans to show how they are changing gender stereotypes at home and/or in the workplace.

You can share your personal stories on how you have changed gender stereotypes at home and/or in the workplace on your social media platforms. Tag your family and friends to encourage them to share how they #MakeTheNorm. Together, we can #MakeTheNorm!

MakeTheNorm Write-Up 

Commemorative Merchandise

We have collaborated with several social enterprises to produce commemorative masks, mask straps and tote bags!

Click here to get these limited edition mechandise and show your support for the movement and our social enterprises.

Celebrating Singapore Women Commemorative Merchandise 



In partnership with SingPost and Singapore Fashion Runway, we have released the Celebrating SG Women commemorative stamp in honour of SG Women!

The commemorative stamp is inspired by elements of the Celebrating SG Women logo and attributes of women, taking on the form of our national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. The stamp is designed by Ms Casey Ng, an artist with special needs from Singapore Fashion Runway, and Ms Agnes Tan, a stamp designer with Singpost.


Stamp


Pre-cancelled First Day Cover Affixed with Stamps



Presentation Pack


The Celebrating SG Women commemorative stamp is available at all Post Office (while stocks last). You can also purchase them online to support the movement!


Gift To Our Next Generation

As our society continues to progress, more women have joined the workforce. Women are now represented in many fields, including those that are traditionally male-dominated.

Today, women continue to work even after becoming mothers. This is why at least 60% of households in Singapore are now dual-income. Despite this, a recent survey on women’s development showed that:
  • women were five times more likely to take on domestic duties than men in these households; and
  • women were also nearly four times more likely to leave their jobs for caregiving as compared to men.
Caregiving is a duty that can be shared. As a gift to our next generation, let us teach them the importance of sharing domestic duties, with the mindset of mutual respect and support. After all, inculcating lifelong values in our children starts from home.

“Our kids will actually mirror whatever we do,” noted a parent who participated in this social experiment. By being respectful, understanding and supportive of our partners through our everyday actions, we can instill values of gender equality in our children.

 
This video was brought to you by Made for Families, Families for Life, Dads for Life, Mums for Life, Centre for Fathering, NTUC, PA-WIN and Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations.


Useful Links


Sharing responsibilities for household chores
Caregiving while working from home
Caregiving for elder parents

You can also visit Centre for Fathering to join courses and programmes geared towards helping families thrive.

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Check out these special promotions and deals offered by our partners for the Year of Celebrating SG Women.



Food and Beverages

 
French Classic Takeaway High Tea   Tsui Wah 翠華
  • Enjoy quintessential Hong Kong “Cha Chaan Teng” dishes in tasting portions from their newly launched Signature Afternoon Tea Set with prices starting from $14.80++ for 2 pax
  • Valid from 17 Mar - 31 Dec 2021

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Hospitality

 
10% OFF BBQ Pavilion at CSC @ Changi I*
  • Booking period: 1 – 31 Aug 2021
  • Use period: 1 Aug - 19 Nov 2021
  • Valid for off-peak bookings only
  • Promotion applies on Members / Public Service Officers / Public rates accordingly
  • Not applicable with other promotions
  • Email changi@csc.sg to book or inquire
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.

  20% OFF Superior or Deluxe suite at CSC @ Changi I*
  • Booking period: 1 – 31 Aug 2021
  • Use period: 1 Aug - 19 Nov 2021
  • Promotion applies on Members / Public Service Officers / Public rates accordingly
  • Not applicable with other promotions
  • Email rooms@csc.sg to book or inquire
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.
 
10% OFF Tree House at CSC @ Bukit Batok*
  • Booking period: 1 – 31 Aug 2021
  • Use period: 1 Aug - 19 Nov 2021
  • Valid for off-peak bookings only
  • Promotion applies on Members / Public Service Officers / Public rates accordingly
  • Not applicable with other promotions
  • Email bukitbatok@csc.sg to book or inquire
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.
  Village Hotel Bugis
  • $150 nett stay per night, Superior Room (inclusive of breakfast for 2) with 3pm late check out, 2 cans of complimentary drinks and local snack
  • Complimentary upgrade to Deluxe room, subject to availability
  • From 8 Mar - 30 Dec 2021
  • Rates inclusive of tax and service charges
  • Prepayment required
  • Reservation is non-refundable, non-cancellation and non-amendment
  • Rate not applicable during hotel closed out period
  • For bookings, please click here for details

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Recreation

 
FREE Online Social Activities For more information, visit www.csc.sg/events or email to events@csc.sg to book or inquire. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent to participants upon class confirmation.

  Planet Bowl*
  • Enjoy Complimentary Bowling Shoes & Bottled Water
    • Valid for walk-ins during off-peak hours from 1 to 31 Aug 2021
    • Per booking only
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • $10 For Members / $15 For Non-Members Per Lane Per Hour
    • Valid for walk-ins before 6pm on Mondays in August 2021 only (Excluding 9 Aug, National Day)
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.
 
Resort Bowl*
  • Enjoy Complimentary Bowling Shoes & Bottled Water
    • Valid for walk-ins during off-peak hours from 1 to 31 Aug 2021
    • Per game only
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • $2 Per Game
    • Valid for walk-ins before 6pm on Mondays in August 2021 only (Excluding 9 Aug, National Day)
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.
  Westwood Bowl*
  • Enjoy Complimentary Bowling Shoes & Bottled Water
    • Valid for walk-ins during off-peak hours from 1 to 31 Aug 2021
    • Per game only
    • Daily, 1pm to 5pm
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • $2 Per Game
    • Valid for walk-ins before 6pm on Mondays in August 2021 only (Excluding 9 Aug, National Day)
    • Not applicable with other promotions
  • For details, please visit website
Quote ‘Celebrating SG Women’ to enjoy any of the promotions. Subject to prevailing Safe Management Measures.

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Retail

   
UOB
  • Receive up to S$125 base cash credit when you deposit fresh funds into a UOB Lady's Savings Account and take part in the UOB Great Singapore Savings Festival. Plus, 10 lucky savers get to multiply their base cash credit by 2X, 5X or 100X to receive up to S$12,500 in our monthly Draw.
 

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We thank all our partners for their strong support for our Celebrating SG Women movement. If you would like to partner us, please contact us at corpcomms@msf.gov.sg