Sector: Others
Participated in the YFC programme before?: No
Name of Representative Izzaty Ishak
Contact Number 91763607


Description of Organization

“AWARE is the leading women’s rights and gender equality group in Singapore.

AWARE believes in the rights of all individuals to make informed and responsible choices about their lives and to have equal opportunities in education, marriage and employment, and in the right of women to control their own bodies, particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive rights.

AWARE is dedicated to removing gender-based barriers.

These barriers apply to individuals of all genders, but because of the way human society has evolved, it is women who are more likely to come up against these barriers. These barriers, whether structural, attitudinal, or self-imposed, prevent individuals in Singapore from developing their potential to the fullest and realising their personal visions and hopes.

AWARE works to identify and eliminate these barriers through research and advocacy, education and training and support services.

Since its formation in 1985, AWARE has carried out research into numerous issues affecting women, including workplace sexual harassment, poverty of older women and Singapore’s compliance with UN anti-gender discrimination standards.

AWARE provides a feminist perspective in the national dialogue. It has effectively advocated against laws, public policies and mindsets that discriminate against women. AWARE has contributed towards the strengthening of laws dealing with domestic violence.

Catalyse, the corporate training division of AWARE, inspires diverse and inclusive workplaces for people to maximise their full potential, through customised workshops and private consultation.

AWARE’s CARE services provides case management, counselling, legal advice, Befriending and other assistance to women in need.

AWARE is a not-for-profit organisation. We are funded by donations, grants, and member subscriptions. We are a registered charity with Institute of Public Character status (1 September 2022 – 31 August 2024), so all donations to AWARE are tax-deductible.”


Intended use of funds through the YFC programme

We hope to use the funds to support logistical resources for our community workshops. This includes man-power costs for facilitation and logistical cost for stationaries, venue and transport.


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

They will be invited to participate in our various community workshops such Gender Equality workshop, Sexual Assault First Responder and our Feminist Club event. In addition, we will do a volunteer orientation with them which also consists of a tour of the Aware Centre. They will be introduced to the different departments in AWARE too.