Singapore Committee for UN Women
The Singapore Committee for UN Women Singapore is a non-profit organisation working towards women's empowerment and gender equality in developing countries.
Established in 1999, the organisation functions as a National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), headquartered in New York.
We support programs that provide women and children with access to education, healthcare, economic independence and a life free of violence and abuse.
We support the general mission of UN Women in developing nations throughout the region by providing funds and support for:
Economic Empowerment Programmes - to enable women to develop business and entrepreneurial skills to access local, national and global markets. Projects also assist women in gaining access to finance, technology and information.
Governance and Leadership Programmes – to give women a voice and visibility by encouraging their leadership in decision making processes that shape their lives.
Conflict Area Programmes - to provide services for women violated during war and armed conflict. These projects also promote the role of women in peace building.
UN Women Trust Fund - which helps to support actions to eliminate violence against women, including projects in the areas of: HIV/AIDS, female infanticide, trafficking, forced prostitution, domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape. For more information on the UN Women Trust Fund, please click here.
In order to achieve this mission, we undertake a wide range of fundraising activities, membership drives and public education programs and events.