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Link between unequal benefits for unwed and married mothers and births within marriage
Aug 15, 2015
Minister answers question by Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament, on the link between unequal benefits for unwed and married mothers, and births within marriage
Maternity leave for single working mothers
Jul 14, 2015
Minister answer question by Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament on maternity leave for single working mothers
Speech by Mdm Halimah Yacob at International Womens Day 2015 Gala Dinner
Mar 27, 2015
My heartfelt greetings to all present this evening. My special thanks to SCWO and the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) Selection panel for the effort in bringing us together to celebrate International Women's Day. Today, we celebrate women by honouring the second ever batch of Singapore Women's Hall of Fame (SWHF) inductees who have contributed, not just in their respective spheres of work, but also, in community service.
Message from the Office for Women’s Development
Mar 8, 2015
2015 is a special year for Singapore. It marks the 50th year of our nation’s independence. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPA) and Singapore’s twenty years of accession to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
New Government Representative for Women's Rights on ASEAN Commission
Sep 30, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has appointed Mrs Laura Hwang Cheng Lin as the new Singapore Government Representative for women’s rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). Her term of appointment will be for three years with effect from Oct 2014.
MSF invites nominations for new Government Representative for Women's Rights on ASEAN Commission
Sep 2, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development invites civil society organisations (CSOs) to nominate suitable candidates for appointment as Singapore Government Representative for Women's Rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). The term of office will be from Oct 2014 to Oct 2017.
Speech at High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy, APEC Women and the Economy Forum
May 22, 2014
Speech By Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy, APEC Women and the Economy Forum.
Parliamentary Secretary Low Yen Ling to attend High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy at APEC Forum in Beijing, China
May 21, 2014
Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and Family Development as well as Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, will lead a delegation to the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum in Beijing, China from 21 to 23 May 2014.
Diversity Action Committee to take forward 10 recommendations by Diversity Task Force regarding women on boards
Apr 25, 2014
The Diversity Task Force regarding Women on Boards (DTF) launched its report, “Gender Diversity on Boards: A Business Imperative”. Among the ten recommendations detailed in the report, the DTF proposes the establishment of a Diversity Action Committee (DAC) to facilitate the implementation of the recommendations.
Women Under-Represented on Boards of SGX-Listed Companies
Mar 27, 2014
Women continue to be under-represented on boards of SGX-listed companies. The study by the Diversity Task Force regarding women on boards (DTF) reveals that only 8.3% of director positions (i.e. directorships) are held by women.