Category Archive for "Advocacy"

Single parents need homes, too: Liya’s story

Dec 21 2017

Single parents in Singapore grapple with a myriad of problems and restrictive rules when it comes to meeting a basic need –…

Amendment to eligibility criteria of HDB’s ASSIST scheme

Dec 14 2017

We’re glad to learn of a recent amendment to the eligibility criteria of HDB’s ASSIST scheme, which provides assistance for divorced or…

Single parents disappointed with inaction, lack of consultation on parliamentary petition

Nov 30 2017

This post was originally published as a press release on 30 November 2017.  Single parents who signed a parliamentary petition urging reform…

The limits of “case-by-case”: single parents and housing

Nov 20 2017

For some time, AWARE has sought changes to HDB rules to improve housing access for single-parent families. MND has often responded that…

Be child-centric all the way, including in housing

Sep 25 2017

An edited version of this piece was originally published as an op-ed in The Straits Times’ Opinion section on 23 September 2017. The print…

Here’s another chance to press the government for action on single parents’ housing

Sep 11 2017

Today, a parliamentary petition – signed by seven single parents – was presented to Parliament, urging changes to HDB’s current housing policies for…

AWARE applauds parliamentary push for housing access for single parents, offers to provide evidence to hearings

Sep 07 2017

This post was originally published as a press release on 7 September 2017.  Seven single parents have signed a parliamentary petition, to…

FREE training on legal adoption of children for unmarried mothers

Jun 14 2017

Are you an unmarried mother exploring the option of legally adopting your child? AWARE is teaming up with Eden Law Corporation to…

Lina’s story

May 30 2017

Upon meeting her, the HDB officer asked “why you never zip up (your top)? Why are you dressed like that?” And after finding out that Lina had a child out of wedlock, he said “next time when you find a guy, find one who can pay.”

A place to call home: Single parents talk housing at dialogue on 17 May

May 24 2017

Home isn’t simply a physical space to live in. For many single parents in Singapore, finding a home of their own is…