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Our Work Regionally

We will be announcing our 2016 beneficiary soon but wanted to let you know that through your support in 2015 we were able to support the Roka Commune in Northwestern Cambodia, begin to recover from a devastating humanitarian situation that made international headlines ­ with 273 people infected with HIV by the use of contaminated needles. Your support from 2015 also meant that we were able to renew our support for and see the Bamboo Project in Cambodia through to it's completion. For those who have followed us since 2011, you'll know that we are excited to see the Kampong Chhnang Producer Association begin to function as a more efficient and sustainable social enterprise.


2015 Beneficiaries

Response to HIV­Outbreak in Roka Commune

This project responds to an urgent humanitarian situation that made international headlines when 273 people in Roka, a poor rural area of Northwestern Cambodia, were found to have been infected by HIV. The outbreak originated from the use of contaminated needles by a private health clinician. Sixty percent of those infected are women and girls. Besides the public health consequences of this outbreak, villagers say people from other villages are not welcoming them anymore.

The Bamboo Project

Proceeds from our 2011 and 2012 "Say No to the Oppression of Women" (SNOW) Galas helped fund the early stages of the Bamboo Project. In 2015 we are renewing our support and seeing the project through to its completion. Our support will assist the Kampong Chhnang Producer Association, a group of small­scale bamboo handicraft producers in a rural area of Kampong Chhnang province, in functioning as a stronger and more efficient social enterprise.



Past Beneficiaries

Women, Peace and Security in Aceh (2009)
Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (2007)
Anti-Trafficking Program in Mekong Region (2007-2008)
Cambodian Women's Crisis Center (2007)
Anti-Trafficking Program in Batam (2001-2006)
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (2005)
East-Timor Medical Mission (2004)
Laos Woven Dreams Project (2002)
Nepal Bhotia Education Centre (NTEC) (2000)
Karenni National Women's Organisation (KNWO) Midwives Training Project (1999)
Karreni National Women's Organisation (KNWO) Animal Husbandry Pig Rearing Project (1999)
Bintan Education (1999)
Vietnam Sao Mai Project (1998)
Vietnamese Scholarship Project (1998)
Vietnam Sewing and Embroidery Project (1998)
Bintan Medical Mission (1998)

Women, Peace and Security in Aceh (2009)

The Women, Peace and Security in Aceh program aims to create sustainable governance and peace in Aceh through women's full participation in recovery and peace building. The country's current post conflict transition is fertile ground for Aceh to create a democratic and equal society, and women are an essential component to a robust peace process - for any peace process in Aceh to be democratic and fair, it must support women and men alike.

This program will reach thousands of women at sub-district and village levels: training activities will be developed around women's crisis centers to be built in all 23 districts, and one-stop crisis centers will also be developed at sub-district hospitals in 6 pilot sites. In addition, the The Singapore Committee for UN Women is supporting the campaign to end gender-based violence in Aceh through funding public education and research programs, as well as facilitating legislative reform. For a one-page information sheet on this project, click here.

Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (2007)

H.O.M.E. runs shelters that provide housing and support to migrant women that have been trafficked or abused. H.O.M.E. is a registered society and charity in Singapore, and was founded in 2004 with the aim of improving the welfare and status of migrant workers in Singapore. Apart from providing shelters for victims, H.O.M.E. also provides additional services such as outreach and advocacy, free legal advice and vocational courses. H.O.M.E. has sheltered victims from Bangladesh, China, Congo, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. To learn more, visit www.home.org.sg.

Anti-Trafficking Program in Mekong Region (2007-2008)

This regional program aims to prevent trafficking in persons, especially women and children, by addressing demand-side issues, such as social assumptions, values and norms, which ‘justify' exploitative behaviour. In order to finally benefit potential and actual victims of trafficking, this program targets school children, the general public and decision-making bodies, to build knowledge and understanding about the prevailing norms and perceptions that generate the demand for trafficked persons, as well as to promote and pilot programs in educational institutions that interrogate and provide intervening alternatives to the behaviours generating demand.

Cambodian Women's Crisis Center (2007)

One of the main beneficiaries of the SNOW Benefit 2007 is the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center. The CWCC provides crisis intervention services including rescuing, sheltering and counselling those affected by violence. It also offers medical and legal assistance, literacy and vocational training and education scholarships to impoverished women and girls. To learn more about the CWCC, please click on this link to watch a 4 minutes video of our visit to the CWCC in September 2007.

Anti-Trafficking Program in Batam (2001-2006)

The Singapore Committee for UN Women collaborated with Yayasan Mitra Kesehatan dan Kemanusiaan (YMKK) and Action for Aids (AFA) Singapore to work together on an anti-trafficking initiative in the Asian region. The Singapore Committee for UN Women is particularly interested to address the health and empowerment issues of migrant and trafficked women workers in the industrial and sex sectors of Batam, Indonesia.

UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (2005)

The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established by General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 and is managed by UNIFEM) on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is the only multilateral grant-making mechanism that supports local, national and regional efforts to end violence against women and girls. Since it began operations in 1997, the UN Trust Fund has distributed more than US million to 291 initiatives in 119 countries and territories. For more information, visit UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

Laos Woven Dreams Project (2002)

Women in Asia need to develop sustainable livelihoods in an increasingly competitive global economy. This is particularly true in rural communities that have been marginalized by economic growth in the urban centres. Apart from leaving their homes as labour migrants in search of jobs as factory, domestic or sex workers, rural women have limited ways of earning income.

In partnership with ENGENDER, PrimeTime, SIF and UNIFEM Bangkok, the Laos Woven Dreams Project aims to tackle the issue of economic empowerment of women in poor villages in Laos. The project will empower women along the entire stage of weaving – from the designing and dyeing of materials all the way to marketing the end product. Money raised in Singapore will be directed particularly to three aspects – scholarships for women to attend weaving classes, Laotian hand-woven textile curriculum development and marketing brochure for Laotian hand-woven textiles.

Nepal Bhotia Education Centre (NTEC) (2000)

The project initiated and managed by the Nepali Bhotia Education Centre conducted teacher training programs for female secondary school graduates in remote Nepali villages. The aim was to help these women become effective teachers and community development activists.

Karenni National Women's Organisation (KNWO) Midwives Training Project (1999)

The project supported five women aged 18-25 through the process of training on health education, nursing and mid-wifery in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Karreni National Women's Organisation (KNWO) Animal Husbandry Pig Rearing Project (1999)

The project targeted thirty families in three camps. Two pigs were provided per family (total 60 pigs). The aim was to sustain production for the initial families involved and raise enough income to extend the project to more families.

Bintan Education (1999)

This project aimed at helping families pay the schooling expenditure for their children (especially girls). Thus far we have sponsored 866 children.

Vietnam Sao Mai Project (1998)

The project sought to provide financial assistance for a teacher and nutritional supplements for twenty orphans belonging to ethnic minority tribes located in Sao Mai, Pleiku, central Highlands, Vietnam.

Vietnamese Scholarship Project (1998)

The objective of the project was to provide young Vietnamese girls their rights to formal education. Year long scholarships were provided for young girls located in Ho Chi Min City and suburban Vietnam.

Vietnam Sewing and Embroidery Project (1998)

This project focused on providing a group of Vietnamese girls access to learning the marketable skills of tailoring and embroidery. This in turn prevented them from being lured into prostitution or other means of employment that could endanger their health and integrity.




UPCOMING EVENTS

12 July 2017 (Wednesday)
19:00-22:00, ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL, ASIA-PACIFIC


24 June 2017
14:00 to 15:00, Hom Yoga Orchard Central


5 July 2017 (Wednesday)
7pm, Shaw Lido


10 Jun 2017 (Saturday), 16 Jun 2017 (Friday)
10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00, 19 Tai Seng Avenue #05-01














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