Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation
Description of Organization
The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) was established in 1980 as the National Coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore. SCWO has more than 60 member organisations, which represent over 500,000 women, and it serves to unite them to work toward ideals of ‘Equal Space, Equal Voice and Equal Worth’ for women in Singapore. To co-ordinate and act as a federation for women’s organisations, and to bring together all women leaders of Singapore; To create opportunities for member organisations to share information and collaborate with each other; To identify areas of common interest , and purpose, and furthering these through unified effort; To foster friendly relationships, goodwill and understanding amongst women, irrespective of origin, race, or religion; To provide leadership and work positively towards peace and understanding throughout the world by actively participating regionally and internationally with other like-minded organisations which subscribe to similar aims and objects; To promote and improve the status of women in Singapore in all fields, and where necessary, seek legislative and policy changes to ensure justice and equal opportunity for women as embodied in the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Universal Declaration of Human Rights; To serve as a resource centre for information about women in Singapore and carry out research and training programmes that will benefit women; To provide direct and support services that address the needs of women in Singapore, with special focus on the needs of vulnerable women. SCWO key initiatives includes, Star Shelter, Maintenance Support Central, Board Agender, Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Women’s Register, Project Awesome.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme
SCWO would intend to use the funds raised for its operation services and initiatives which includes Star Shelter, Maintenance Support Central, Board Agender, Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Women’s Register, Project Awesome. For example, the funds raised for Star Shelter will help resident in their groceries and medical expenses. While the fund raised for the rest of initiatives would facilitate in the expenses for implementing activities for current/future projects.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Due to the covid-19 situation, virtual meetings would be preferred for all fundraising discussions. The staff will guide the students through online platform such as zoom, googlemeet, etc. However, if situation permit, SCWO would like to invite the volunteers for a tour in our centre which would allow them to understand the back scene of SCWO operations.