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Committed to improving women's contributions to benefit society, particularly through education.




GWI (Former IFUW) publishes article on the education of indigenous women in World Pulse

GWI (Former IFUW) Lorraine Mangwiro's recent article for World Pulse examined the current challenges facing indigenous girls and women in accessing education. National statistics expose the gravely concerning status quo with regard to literacy rates, where in Mexico, illiteracy amongst indigenous peoples is five time higher than the non-indigenous population. Indigenous girls and women are particularly affected by illiteracy; in Ecuador 40% of indigenous, rural women are illiterate compared to 20% of illiterate men, while in Peru, indigenous women represent 75% of the illiterate population. Gender norms and traditions as well as geographical obstacles are amongst the barriers to accessing quality education for indigenous girls and women. Non-traditional means of education can help tackles these barriers, including by utilising appropriate technology and teaching messages.

GWI (Former IFUW) calls attention to teacher shortage on World Teachers' Day 2014

On World Teachers' Day 2014, GWI (Former IFUW) urged all governments and education sectors to immediately develop and implement concrete legislative and policy action to address the looming qualified teacher shortage - a significant, global challenge that threatens long-term sustainable development across all sectors. Ensuring a constant supply of qualified and motivated teachers is a critical step to combat the staggering global illiteracy rates, especially in girls and women, who account for two thirds of the world's 774 million illiterate."

23 May 2014

Update from APEC Beijing

Recently Irene was invited by APEC WEF (Beijing) in May 2014. In this event, Irene has presented a community project, which promotes UWAS' mission. Her presentation was well received and has encouraged people with same passion to consider collaborating with us on the project. In fact 3 economies from APEC have already expressed interest to work with UWAS to benefit the under-privileged children in their countries. UWAS will be rolling this out in Singapore as soon as talks with another Singapore based NGO is finalised.

Please click here to find more details about the presentation.



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Date of event: 5 June, 2016 (Starts at 4.30pm)

Venue: Function Room @Grandeur 8, Ang Mo Kio Central 3, Singapore (567746)

For just $10 per pax, you get to learn how to make 5 different types of dumplings
  1. Myanmar Rice Dumpling
  2. China Shanghai Rice Dumpling
  3. Nonya Rice Dumpling
  4. Cantonese Salted Egg Rice Dumping
  5. Rice Dumpling Dessert(Sago and Sweet Potato)

Register before 25-05-2016
Reply to Casey Tan:93860136 or
$10 fees payable on day of event


4.30pm: Gather at Function Room

  1. Demonstration of preparing ingredients
  2. Collect portion of leaves, thread, rice and ingredients
  3. [Self made 5 dumplings each to bring home]

6.30pm: Light Dinner (Rice Dumpling and Vegetable Cloud Noodle c/w Yong Tau Foo)

8pm: End of the event

Important Note: Registration details are requires by 25 May 2016.
  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Mobile Phone Number

Publications 2014-16:Sylvia Yang Bin


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