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A Place To Call Home – Reflections from Sarah, a participating artist

Oct 16 2018

On 13 October 2018, AWARE held a launch party for A Place To Call Home – a photo-essay exhibition by single-parent families. The exhibition is the powerful, heartfelt result of months of creative work by five individuals from single-parent families.

Photo essay exhibition, A Place To Call Home, reveals homes and lives of single-parent families

Oct 13 2018

Shots of messy, colourful bedrooms, of stainless steel cleaning appliances and of post-it notes from daughter to mother on a kitchen wall – these images are part of A Place To Call Home, a photo essay exhibition currently on showcase at Intermission Bar and organised by gender equality group AWARE. The exhibition explores the idea of home, and all five photo essays were put together by individuals from single-parent families.

Workshop: Laws on marriage and divorce

Aug 20 2018

Are you going through a divorce or contemplating one? Perhaps you’re getting about to enter into a marriage and are unsure about…

Let’s celebrate the small wins! Dinner & drinks with single parents

Mar 09 2018

We have some good news – on Tuesday, the Minister of National Development announced that the HDB will remove its 3-year time-bar…

Remove debarment rule for all divorced parents, regardless of care and control arrangements

Mar 07 2018

This post was originally published as a press release on 7 March 2018. Gender equality group AWARE commends the Government’s move to…

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…