08 Mar '11, 10am

Gender discrimination must end for Singapore to flourish, says AWARE: SINGAPORE: The Association of Women for Ac...

SINGAPORE: The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) says for all the progress made in the last 25 years, gender discrimination still exists in Singapore today. This, it said, was the unanimous view of about 200 participants at the Women's Choices, Women's Lives: Shaping the Next 25 Years conference last Saturday. In a statement Tuesday, AWARE said this discrimination must be eradicated and gender equity achieved if Singapore is to truly flourish in the next 25 years and if the challenges of the low fertility rate and the ageing population are to be tackled effectively. It is pushing for a quota of 30 per cent to be set for women in Parliament as recommended by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which was ratified by Singapore in 1995. While this has not been achieved, greater women representation in Parli...

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