Category Archive for "Advocacy"

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…

Petition, Video On Housing For Single Parents Launched On International Day Of Families

May 15 2017

AWARE launched a petition bringing together single parents, their children and supporters in calling for changes to housing policies.

Comic: ‘Homes’ by Clogtwo

Feb 15 2017

“One day I’ll be president and give EVERYONE a house!”

Single parents need more inclusive policies on public housing

Feb 15 2017

Public housing policies create serious difficulties for single parents and should be amended to be more inclusive, according to a report released by AWARE today.

Good news: Unwed mothers will get 16 weeks of maternity leave from 1 Jan 2017

Nov 11 2016

Unwed mothers will get 16 weeks of maternity leave from Jan 1 next year, after Parliament passed changes to the Child Development Co-Savings Act.

Over 10,000 children born to unmarried mothers

Aug 24 2016

Thanks to a question in parliament, clear information on the number of children born to unmarried mothers each year is now publicly…

The limitations of Fresh Start

Mar 07 2016

Following divorce, for many single mothers, impoverishment and homelessness are pressing threats – but they need immediate access to rental housing, not eventual access to housing ownership.