Category Archive for "Campaign"

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…

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.”

There is nothing wrong with single parent families

Aug 27 2016

This post was originally published as a press release on 27 August 2016.  There is nothing wrong with single parent families Children…

Commuters on the Northeast Line will soon learn about the problems faced by single parents

May 31 2016

A series of posters on Northeast Line stations will tell the true stories of two single parents – how a woman faced enormous obstacles to find housing for herself and her three children after her divorce, and how a man with four children suffered painful stigma and judgement after his divorce.

AWARE launches #asinglelove, a new movement to support and empower single parents

Mar 03 2016

On 10 March, AWARE launches #asinglelove, a new movement to support and empower single parents (including unmarried, divorced and widowed parents) and…