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High Five to Women!

What are you doing on 8 March? Why not join people around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day and mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. There are many fun and festive ways you can get involved this month, including these events:

International Women's Day on 8 March in Singapore celebrates women's achievements
Love these gals! International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements across the globe

UN Women in Singapore have a full line-up of events this year, under the global theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”, which calls for equality for women in the workforce. The Singapore Committee for UN Women will be celebrating throughout March by hosting a series of happenings. Don’t miss seeing the film Hidden Figures (it’s showing at Golden Village cinemas now), which tells the story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA. To find out more about what else they’re doing to step it up for gender equality visit: unwomensg.peatix.com.

And, the Singapore Council of Women Organisations (SCWO) celebrates International Women’s Day with a special event to honour the Trailblazers of Yesterday and Leaders of Tomorrow. A 2017 induction ceremony and Gala Diner is planned for 24 March at 7pm at The Shangri-La Hotel when eight more trailblazing women will join the 133 women already inducted to the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Husband and wife gender equality advocates, Betsy and Michael Zink at the inaugural HeforShe Impact Awards run by UN Women in 2016.

Don’t miss the big Block Party organised by AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) on 11 March, featuring a flea market (items $30 and under, or free), a book swap, food, affordable art, workshops and more. 2 to 7pm at Block 5, Dover Crescent #01-22. Find out more at aware.org.sg

Also, spare a thought for the untold millions women and children who are survivors of human trafficking, a $32 billion illegal industry which that profits on misery and slavery. Operating in 10 countries, Hagar provides recovery support and economic empowerment to help women in Singapore and Asia who have survived extreme abuse to start a new life. Support Hagar at the White Wine Wednesday event on 8 March at REDSEA Gallery. For more check out hagar.org.sg

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AWARE is hosting a block party to celebrate International Women’s Day


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