conflict

Those who challenge the status quo must inevitably deal with anger and discomfort. AWARE was no different. Lenore Lyons writes about the tensions that AWARE faced from the public, and from amongst its own members. 

Why did Singapore need a women’s rights organisation?

In the early 1980s, to increase the birth rate, the government ran a series of campaigns using slogans such as: “Are you giving men the wrong idea?” “Life will be lonely without a family. Don’t leave it too late.” The suggestion that women’s primary role was of wife and mother left a sour taste for … More Why did Singapore need a women’s rights organisation?