Date: 18th March
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: themox.co @ Katong Point, #03-01, Winfrey Auditorium, 451 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427664, Singapore
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has reported that an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. With the increasing number of refugees globally, can there be a more sustainable refugee strategy? Would shifting refugee support from humanitarian aid to economic development assistance be a plausible long term solution?
Let's explore how we can sustain refugee communities through economic opportunities with our dedicated activists:
- Advocates for Refugees Singapore (AFR-SG)
Founded in 2015, AFR is a ground-up, volunteer-led movement working for the cause of refugees and forced migration in Singapore, the region and beyond. AFR spearheads community dialogues on refugee and asylum seeker issues, with a strong focus on the impacts of forced migration.
- Refugees & Asylum Seekers Information Centre (RAIC)
Based in Indonesia, RAIC is a refugee managed volunteer network, easing the burden for anyone fleeing persecution through connecting with communities, dissemination of medical information, care packages, and legal aid to help refugees go through their UNHCR process.
- Reyna Movement
Headquartered in Singapore, the Reyna Movement is a regional organisation that aims to empower women and seeks to raise public awareness on the issues and struggles faced by women. Its overseas initiatives provide upskilling programmes and art therapy for Rohingya refugees.
- Artisan & Fox
Artisan & Fox is an ethical online marketplace serving artisans in the developing world. As a social enterprise, Artisan & Fox aims to raise artisan incomes and preserve cultural craftsmanship with years of history. Recently, it launched ‘Threads Of Syria’, a not-for-profit initiative providing dignified economic opportunity for Syrian women refugees by tapping into their potential for craftsmanship.
The talk focuses on the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Ticket is $10. Register at Eventbrite or Pay at Door.
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We're thrilled to tell you that 100 Women Doing Good returns this March to celebrate International Women’s Day in collaboration with HER Planet Earth.
The date is Thursday 22nd March at ParkRoyal Pickering and we'd love you to be there! Please do lock it in and register here.
If you'd like to book a table of 10, just make a note next to your name on the registration form or drop us a note. We love to hear from you.
HER Planet Earth organises and promotes campaigns and activities to increase visibility of gender equality and conservation of the planet, raising funds for programmes that empower and educate underprivileged women, and engage them in environmental issues and conservation activities.
Led by Christine Amour-Levar, HPE and Women On A Mission founder, an all female team recently returned from an expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness of climate change and to raise money for small, local projects supporting women in communities affected by climate change in the region.
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 – Tues, 26 Dec 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 11.00pm (daily)
Location: Supertree Grove and The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Get ready for a spectacular treat as the fourth edition of Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair, returns with bigger, better, and more magical experiences. Visitors can skate under the stars, be wowed by the Asian debut of the highly acclaimed Circus Abyssinia from Ethiopia, savour a tantalising festive spread by award-winning restaurants and be awed by Southeast Asia’s tallest Italian luminarie light sculpture.
Buy tickets here.
Date: Sat, 9th Dec
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Singapore
Ho ho ho! Santa is coming… back to town! The fourth edition of Santa Run for Wishes is gearing up for another phenomenal day of festive fun! Santa Run for Wishes is an annual community event organized by Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore to raise funds to grant wishes of children with life-threatening diseases. This year, look forward to exciting activities and new merchandises as we usher the festive season and New Year in collaboration with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018.
Enjoy the morning scenic tranquility amidst our bustling city as you join us now for a leisure 2km trail or a more heart-pumping 5km run along The Promontory @ Marina Bay.
Additionally, there will be an exciting Christmas Carnival with game booths, kiddy rides, photo opportunities with Santa and more, for everyone!
Sign up now for Santa Run for Wishes 2017 and bring smiles to our beneficiaries.
All registration and donation proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore.
RSVP : santarunforwishes.sg/
Date: 3rd Dec
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
On December 3, 2017, Caring for Cambodia students, staff, family and friends will once again be going that extra mile on behalf of CFC schools. We will be joining the Angkor Wat Half Marathon to Race to Better Education. We will be running 3, 10 or 21 km on our mission of Running for Reading.Recognizing the impact of literacy on school success, future earning and community livelihood, we are racing toward a total fundraising goal of $25,000 to support literacy initiative at our schools: librarians, library books, library infrastructure, academic support program, and teacher training & support.
How You Can Help:
Date: 29th/30th November 2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: National Youth Corps' The Redbox
Singapore Committee for UN Women in partnership with InwardBOUND, is proud be present Re:ACT 2017 as a part of the global campaign 16 Days of Activism. Re:ACT 2017 provides the platform for youth advocates to represent key gender equality issues in today's world. Three Secondary Schools will present an interactive theatre performance highlighting women's issues in the workplace, at school, and at home. Audience members will be invited to suggest solutions to the conflicts presented, proving an opportunity for community dialogue that will work together with a culture of mutual respect.
Date: 26th November 2017
Time: 01:00 pm
Location: 213 Henderson Road #01-05 S(159553)
Have you ever been to a cafe that restricts verbal communication? You can only communicate through the form of writing or sign language. Welcome to Deaf Cafe where you will be able to communicate with our Deaf facilitators over food whilst learning basic sign language and the deaf culture with no distraction from your mobile phone. Bask in silence and listen with your heart on 26th Nov at Coffee Bandits.
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