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Women's Charter to Support More Complex Family Needs
Feb 29, 2016
Key amendments to the Women's Charter and the Women's Charter (Registration of Marriage) Rules, as well as enhancements in support for families undergoing divorce, are outlined in this press release.
Public expresses support for amendments to the draft Women's Charter
Dec 7, 2015
MSF received about 260 instances of feedback, the majority of which expressed support for the amendments to the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill 2016. The public consultation was conducted between 19 October and 8 November 2015. Besides the public, groups such as the Families for Life Council, the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, the Association of Women for Action and Research and the Law Society of Singapore also shared their views on the key amendments to the Bill.
Country Statement by Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at 2nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women
Oct 23, 2015
Country Statement by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development at the 2nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Manila, the Philippines on 23 October 2015
Speech by Ms Low Yen Ling at CEDAW Forum 2015
Oct 3, 2015
Speech by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Trade & Industry and Education at the CEDAW Forum 2015 - “See Doors Open: Celebrating 20 Years of CEDAW”
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.