University Women's Association (Singapore)


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



About UWAS

The University Women's Association (Singapore), UWAS, was inaugurated in August1996 and is the Singapore chapter of the Graduate Women International, GWI (Former International Federation of University Women, IFUW) since 1994. In 2003, UWAS was voted with approved change in status from its associate status to national status with the National Federation of Associations (NFA) with full rights and obligations. UWAS is also the 40th affiliate of the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), the national women's council of Singapore. The council is the main coordinating body with a total membership of approximately 94,000, drawn from all walks of life. Members range from homeworkers to businesswomen and professionals.

UWAS's mission aligns with those of its GWI (Former IFUW) affiliates. These are:

  • To advocate for the improvement of the status of women and girls
  • To promote lifelong education
  • To enable graduate women to use their expertise to effect change
UWAS is committed to:
  • women's education to influence and benefit society;
  • the right of women and girls to education in order to reach their full potential;
  • the recognition and protection of human rights;
  • the promotion of peace, justice and equality;
  • the development of international understanding, co-operation and friendship
UWAS provides:
  • a global voice for women graduates in international policy-making settings
  • a study and action programme with a common theme chosen by the membership;
  • study grants open to members;
  • international conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • programmes and projects to assist women and girls;
  • networks linking members from different countries with common interests.
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Financing UWAS

  • UWAS is financed mainly by the membership subscription fees of its members and also by the monetary contributions of people who wish to support the work of UWAS. Grants for special projects are occasionally provided by external agencies.
  • Donations to projects and to UWAS in general can be made either by bank draft or personal cheque mailed to UWAS' mailing address, by VISA Credit Card, or bank transfer to UWAS. Please contact for details.



HOT Events

2 Days, 1-Night Stay Desaru + Malacca Trip

Date of event: 2 July, 2016, Saturday to 3 July 2016, Sunday (Starts at 6.45am 2 July)


Adult's Rate: $160(member), $180(non-member)
Child's Rate: $140(with bed), $120(no bed) Note: fees payable on day of event after registration has been accepted.

Important note: Application to be submitted by 20 June 2016.

Reply to email: or call Casey at 93860136 for clarifications

Cross borders beneath lukewarm rays of the morning sun, and fuel up for the day's adventure with a hearty breakfast at a local coffee shop. Head to the tour's first stop, the Desaru Fruit Farm. Stroll through the mini zoo and fragrant orchards of the Desaru Fruit Farm and sit down to durian feast accompanied by local fruit, fried Bee Hoon, and chicken curry.

At Malacca, enjoy the Authentic Nonya Food and stroll down to Jonker Street for the local Pasar Malam. After having a delicate dinner, take a short distance walk to the small port and enjoy a breezing cruise along the fun lighting Malacca River.

We are checking into Swiss Residence Hotel, the tallest hotel in Malacca. Overlooking the historical Melaka River and offer direct access to the The Shore Shopping Mall and Shore Oceanarium Complex.

Next morning, tour around Malacca with a trishaw ride (at own expense), then head towards a local restaurant for a sumptuous lunch. After saying 'Goodbye' to Malacca, we are going back to JB. Stop at Pandan Wholesale Market to purchase your delight and local fruits, then proceed to Sentosa for your favourite 'Herbal Chicken'.

Details of Itinerary and Application will be sent to UWAS members via email.

Publications 2014-16:Sylvia Yang Bin


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