University Women's Association (Singapore)


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




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
Notice of Annual General Meeting

To: All UWAS Members
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN that the 18th Annual General Meeting will be held on:
Date: Saturday 26 March 2016
Time: 2:30pm to 6.00pm
Venue: IDW Room, 2nd Floor, Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations (SCWO) Centre, 96 Waterloo Street, (S) 187967.

High Tea will be served

  1. Roll Call/Apologies for Absence
  2. Confirmation of quorum
  3. Confirmation of the minutes of last Annual General Meeting
  4. Matters Arising
  5. President's Report
  6. Treasurer's Report and Adoption of the audited accounts for the year
  7. Election of the members of the 10th Executive Committee 2016 - 2018
  8. Election of Honorary Auditors 2016 - 18
  9. Any Other Business

UWAS Pre-Lunar New Year Trip
Date: Saturday 9 January 2016
Time: 7:45am

Pick up point: Ang Mo Kio MRT or Granduer 8

Places of interest :

  • Hiap Joo Bakery (traditional baking since 1919)
  • Florist
  • Perling's Seafood village for lunch
  • Sentosa Fruit Market and Cake Shop
  • Dinner at Lau Di Fang
  • City Square Shopping Centre (option to enjoy massage at own cost)

Group size - 30-44.
Cost will be S$65 per pax for 30-39 pax and S$60 per pax for 40-44 pax. Guests will pay an additional S$10 per pax)
Please register interest with Sandra ( or Siew Har ( by 25 December 2015. Registration closes when max 44 is reached.

GWI (Former IFUW), Singapore Committee for UN Women, UWAS Seminar
Date: Monday 30 June 2014
Time: 16:30 - 18:30

Increasing Access to Education for Girls & Women in Asia: Solutions for Success

On 30 June 2014, GWI (Former IFUW), the Singapore Committee for UN Women, and GWI (Former IFUW) Member, the University Women's Association Singapore (UWAS) held a seminar to explore access to education for girls and women in Asia and how the barriers to access can be addressed. Speakers, Dr Theresa Devasahayam, Dr Ong Soh Khim, Irene Boey - UWAS President, and Georgette Tan - Singapore Committee for UN Women Executive Committee Member, were joined by over fifty attendees from across Singapore. In her presentation Irene Boey commented, "There must be second chances at education and training for women in prisons. UWAS provides literacy and skills training for women in prison in Singapore which equips them for work when they are released. Scaling up such programmes can help to prevent reoffending and empower women to have economic independence." Read more.

GWI (Former IFUW) Asia Regional Workshop in Singapore
Date: 29-30 June 2014

Building Membership & Visibility, GWI (Former IFUW) Asia Regional Capacity Building Workshop

On 29-30 June 2014, fourteen GWI (Former IFUW) members from across Asia gathered in Singapore to explore how they can involve more women in their associations, in GWI's (Former IFUW) Asia regional workshop entitled, "Building Membership & Visibility". In this interactive workshop, members analysed the environments they currently work in, mapped out opportunities for partnerships and collaboration, and finally brought together all their learning in an action planning session. Members outlined specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, and timebound (SMART) goals in an action plan which they will implement over the next year, according to their deadline. GWI (Former IFUW) looks forward to continuing to work with these members on their action plans. One member commented on the workshop, "I like all the sessions because they are immediately useful". GWI (Former IFUW) members please click here to read more.

29 March 2014

UWAS AGM 2014 Update

UWAS held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 29 March 2014. A new Executive Committee headed by President Irene Boey was appointed for the term 2014-2016. In her message, Irene highlighted UWAS's commitment to improving the status of women and girls through the promotion of lifelong education. She emphasized the fact that UWAS should enable graduate women to use their expertise to effect change. She highlighted the events and activities that UWAS is currently involved in and new ground breaking activities that would help UWAS to fulfill its two-fold mission. She stressed the need for UWAS members to participate in the various programmes that will run over her 2014-2016 term and appealed to UWAS members to come forward to volunteer.

20 March 2014


The Annual General Meeting of UWAS will be held on
Date: Saturday 29 March 2014
Time: 3:00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Training Room 1, Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations (SCWO) Centre, 96 Waterloo Street, (S) 187967

Please attend the AGM. Along with the election, we will be discussing various items including the UWAS Programme for 2014 - 2015 as well as our collaborative projects with SCORE
Your attendance is very important - we would really appreciate your presence, suggestions and your support to carry out our work successfully.

Please confirm your attendance immediately with Honorary Secretary.

Please click here for AGM Notice

1 February 2014

UWAS President's Report 2013

Happy Lunar New Year to all members! UWAS President's Report 2013 is out for all members to find out and be updated on what has been going on for the past year.

To view details of the report, please click here.

10 January 2014

Update on UWAS activities 2012-2013

Happy 2014 to all members! It has been an eventful year for UWAS, with the success of our outreach programmes, awarding the Gender Studies Book Prize and active participation in activities such as 9th Triennial Conference of the University Women of Asia (UWA), SCWO President's Forum 2013 and many more.

UWAS would like to thank all members for your support all these while and look forward to serving you better in the year ahead.
To view details of the activities, please click here.

8 March 2013

UWAS Lou Hei Dinner 2013 (Post-event update)

UWAS held it's annual Lohei Dinner to celebrate the Lunar New year on Friday, February 22, 2013, at Lao Beijing Restaurant, Novena Square.
UWAS would like to thank Dr Oliver Seet for the lovely photo portraits of guests and members.
To view photos of the dinner, please click here.

1 March 2013


The Annual General Meeting of UWAS will be held on
Date: Saturday 16 March 2013
Time: 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Serangoon Gardens Country Club, 22 Kengsington Park Road, S 557271

Please do try your best to attend the AGM - we will be discussing various programmes, including the UWAS Activities for 2013 - 2014 as well as collaborative project with SCORE.
Your attendance is very important - we would really appreciate your presence, suggestions and your support to carry out our work successfully.

Please confirm your attendance immediately with Honorary Secretary.

Please click here for AGM Notice

2 February 2013

UWAS Lou Hei Dinner 2013

UWAS will be holding a Lou Hei Dinner for all members to celebrate Chinese New Year. Details are as follows.
Date: 22 Feb 2013, Friday
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Lao Beijing #02-11 Novena Square
Price $65 per pax (both non-vegetarian and vegetarian)

Please click here to view the invitation flyer and here for dinner menu

1 December 2012

UWAS receives SCORE Award

UWAS was conferred the SCORE Beacon of Hope Award for the donation to the CWP sewing project and the ongoing training to prepare pre-release women inmates for employment.
UWAS President Sandra Segeram received the Award from Mr Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, at an appreciation ceremony on October 03, 2012.

To view photos of the event, please click here.

21 November 2012

The 9th Triennial Conference of the UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF ASIA (UWA)

UWAS President Sandra Segeram and Dr Theresa W. Devasahayam represented UWAS at the 9th Triennial Conference of the UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF ASIA (UWA) held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand from 16 to 18 November 2012. The theme of the Conference was "The Roles of Women as Peace Makers". The conference was organised by the Thai Association of University Women (TAUW), a member association of UWA.
Dr Devasahayam presented the paper entitled "Catholic Nuns against Gender-based Violence" detailing the role and efforts of a Catholic religious congregation in Timor-Leste in addressing gender-based violence.

To read the Abstract of this paper, please click here.

To view photos of the Conference, please click here.

4 September 2012

UWAS VP Irene Boey's meeting with SCWO official

UWAS VP Ms Irene Boey attended a meeting with Mrs Mary Tan (Patron of SCWO) and Mdm Halimah (MOS, MCYS) and officials of SCWO. During the meeting, Irene gave information about UWAS and the CWP project to Mrs Tan.
For photo of the event, please click here.

29 August 2012

UWAS Gender Studies Book Prizes 2012

The UWAS Gender Studies Book Prizes 2012 were awarded to Ms Amaria Ponniah and Ms Michelle Chong, both of whom majored in Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). They each received a book-prize of S$2,500. The awardees are amongst the best female students who took the Gender Studies module; and were selected based on the prize-winning essays they submitted. UWAS VP Ms Irene Boey presented the awards to the recipients at a ceremony at NUS on Saturday August 25th, 2012. Amaria and Michelle were introduced to UWAS Executive Committee members at a special dinner on August 29th. UWAS congratulates both ladies on their outstanding achievements.
To read the essays and the recipients' profiles, please click on the below links.
Amaria Ponniah.
Michelle Chong.
For photo of the event, please click here.

1 May 2012

UWAS/SCORE/CWP Sewing Project for Female ex-Prisoners

As a collaborative effort and after a series of negotiations since 2010, in March 2012 UWAS contributed a sum of S$15,600/- to the Yellow Ribbon Fund of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) as part sponsorship of the cost of a Sewing Project to train and prepare female ex-prisoners to be gainfully employed in the garment and textile industry which currently faces a serious shortage of workers for high-end garment production.
This amount underwrites the training of 15 Changi Women's Prison (CWP) inmates for the Sewing Skills Training project under SCORE's rehabilitative training programs in generic employability and trade skills. SCORE further undertakes job-matching for pre-release inmates.
The course of training for this batch of pre-release inmates will be the WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns through Drafting and sew basic Tops and Skirts. Trainees will be awarded Certificates upon completion of the course. It is envisaged that training will commence within six months from now and be held within the CWP premises.
There are 3 co-sponsors and a total of 45 women inmates to be trained under this project.
UWAS obtained funding from the Lee Foundation and the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple to sponsor part of this project.

4 April 2012

UWAS AGM 2012 Updates

UWAS held its 15th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 31 March 2012. A new Executive Committee headed by President C Sandra Segeram was appointed for the term 2012-2014. At the AGM, Sandra highlighted the outreach programs that UWAS had embarked upon in 2010-2012. Please refer to the President's Report here. These programs will also run for the 2012-2014 term and UWAS needs more volunteers to help teach these courses. For more information on the CWP programs and to volunteer your services, members may contact UWAS President.

17 March 2012


The 15th Annual General Meeting of UWAS will be held on Saturday 31 March 2012 from 2pm to 5pm at Singapore Council Of Women's Organisations (SCWO) Centre Room 02-01.
Please attend the AGM along with the election, we will be discussing various items including the UWAS Programme for 2012-2014 as well as our collaborative projects with SCORE. Details of the AGM is in the AGM Notice.
Please confirm your attendance immediately with the Honorary Secretary, Rosie Wee at or by mail to UWAS by 21 March 2012 or to Sandra at after 21 March and before 28 March 2012. If you wish to raise any issues, please also inform either Rosie or Sandra.
Please also use the Nomination Form to nominate members to the various positions. We are especially in need of committed ladies to fill the positions highlighted in blue in the form.
Your attendance is very important. We would really appreciate your presence, suggestions and your support to carry out our work successfully.

3 February 2011

UWAS Lohei/ Valentine's Day dinner

We will be hosting a Lohei /St Valentine's Day Dinner on Monday 14 February 2011 at the College Room, NUSS Suntec City Guild House. Ladies, do make a date to support UWAS for this evening! Join us to celebrate the occasion! Be both entertained and informed while enjoying a eight course meal of beautifully prepared auspicious and delicious dishes! Catch up with old friends and make new friends at the same time! Despite the steep price increases around us, we have managed to keep to last year's price of S$60 a head with no sacrifice to the quality of the dishes! Our guest speaker is Mr Tan Keng Jin, the Head of Public Affairs,Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. A most entertaining speaker, he will be speaking to us about Women and Water Places are limited so be sure to reserve your place early! Even better, bring along your spouse and/or a friend!

10 January 2011

UWAS donation for "Pencils for Pakistan"

On behalf of GWI (Former IFUW), Ms. Susan Phillips has expressed deep gratitude for UWAS for our decision to support this worthy cause. UWAS has donated U$ 1600 through Paypal. The gift will provide much-needed writing materials for school girls in the flood-stricken areas of Pakistan and help to ease the financial burden of their education. GWI (Former IFUW) has added UWAS to the list of donors so that we will received periodic updates about the project, which can be passed onto UWAS members.

10 January 2011

Networking Tea Session on 23 December 2010 with Minister of State, MCYS, Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon.

It was a most informative afternoon with the Minister giving us an account of her career and the areas (scope and range) covered by MCYS. She was mindful to inform us of the Women's Charter and that equality is enshrined in Singapore's Constitution. Women enjoy equal status as men in Singapore. Article 12 (1) of the Constitution of Singapore states that “all persons are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection under the law”. For more details on the Minister, go to MCYS website .
and click on About MCYS. Further, on the Homepage, click on Issues/Topics, then click on Women (Celebrating women) on the right hand panel for the list of MCYS' work concerning women. You will find Singapore's CEDAW reports to the UN there as well. MCYS is the lead agency for women matters in Singapore. Committee members from the Chinese Women's Association (CWA), the Singapore Business & Professional Women's Association (Mandarin Chapter), PRIME TIME Business & Professional Women's Association and UWAS were present.

6 December 2010

UWAS DINNER TALK: Strengthening Mental Wellness for Women, Girls and Families during Challenging Times.

It's not often that we can get together for a meal, a chat and some mental stimulation as well. This year we were honoured to have End of the Year Dinner Talk with Dr Ong Say How. The dinner was held on Saturday November 20, 2010 at NUSS Suntec City Guild House. Dr. Ong talked on Strengthening Mental Wellness for Women, Girls and Families during Challenging Times. Dr Ong is a consultant child psychiatrist and the deputy chief in the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health (IMH). ). The talk focused on how you can manage your work stress, marital relationship and your children's emotional needs so that you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your family! Dr. Ong's immense knowledge and pertinent message for emtional wellness was well received by the attentive audience and making the dinner a trully enjoyable and informative evening.

For those who had missed this wonderful event, the summary of the talk can be accessed here.

6 June 2010

UWAS DINNER TALK: Impressionism and Beyond: Breakthrough for the Role of Women in the 19th Century Art World

UWAS will be organising a Dinner with Bill West on Friday 2 July 2010 at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House.

Dr.West has been on the faculty in the English and Honours Departments at Syracuse University since 1979. Since 2001, he has been a regular lecturer at OASIS,the nationwide programme for older adults, teaching courses on Art History, Music History and Literature (Drama and the Novel).For 20 years,he has been the opera crtic for the magazines, Opera News and Opera Canada; he has also been the theatre critic for the local Syracuse Post-Standard.

Cost: S$40 person (including 3 course Western Dinner)- advance booking required.

28 April 2010

30th Triennal GWI (Former IFUW) Conference August 2010- Mexico City

The Conference is only three months away. This is an opportunity to experience a GWI (Former IFUW) Conference in a unique, warm and colourful setting. The Mexican Federation is planning many surprises and the GWI (Former IFUW) Board of Officers and Committees are working to make this one of the best Conferences ever. There is still time to register!.
" The Mexican Federation of University Women is planning an exciting week. Join us for GWI (Former IFUW) 90th birthday celebrations and experience the commemoration of Mexico's 200th year of independence. --Louise Croot, GWI (Former IFUW) President "

26 April 2010


UWAS has elected a new president during last AGM (March 28, 2010). We thank Genevieve Ng for all her hard works and efforts for UWAS, during her leadership UWAS successfully organised and hosted UWA Conference in Singapore. We are delighted to have Sandra Segaram Charmini as our new president. Sandra was our Honorary Secretary under Genevieve Ng's presidency. We are looking forward to seeing new ideas and fresh perspectives that will make UWAS a trully empowering organization for us.
There are still two positions to be filled, namely Membership Chair and Programme Chair Assistant. Please come forward if you are interested to serve in the Exco.

26 February 2010

UWAS Lohei Dinner and Talk (27 February 2010) NUSS Suntec Guild House
Talk by A/P Natasha Hamilton-Hart from NUS on climate changes

UWAS will be ushering the Lunar New Year of the tiger with a big roar. Besides the sumptuous food, you will also be treated to an educational talk by Associate Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart on an issue that is of growing concern: "Climate Change: What should I believe and what should I do?" She will be highlighting the state of scientific knowledge, official efforts, and ideas for possible individual action. Natasha Hamilton-Hart is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme of the National University of Singapore, where she teaches in the areas of political economy and international relations.

17 Dec 2009

UWAS Museum Tour (2 January 2010): Image of our landscape guided by Rosie Wee (UWAS Program Chair)

This special exhibition has been put up by the National Museum of Singapore to depict 19th century Singapore and their representations. The focus is on painting, prints and photographs from the last quarter of the 19th century to the turn of the 20th century. Underpinning this approach to landscape is the political and socio-economic milieu in which they existed. It aims to provoke the audience to ask to what extent we can claim these as part of our heritage given their colonial background.
Date: Saturday 2 January 2010
Time: 11am
Venue: National Museum of Singapore. (Please assemble at the Basement at 1055am. Entrance is free.)
Please confirm your attendance by 26 December 2009.

30 Nov 2009

UWAS Museum Tour and UWAS Lohei gathering

Dr. Theresa Devasahayam delivered a very captivating and mind-opening talk on gender issues during our last dinner talk at Suntec NUSS Guild House.
Please look out for more interesting programs for our members and friends.
We will be announcing shortly the dates of UWAS Museum Tour (January 2010) and UWAS Lohei gathering (February 2010). Please join us and help to make UWAS events a success.

30 Nov 2009

UWAS congratulates our dear member Prof. Ann Wee who has just received an outstanding lifetime volunteer's award

With great pleasure, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulation for our dear member, Prof. Ann Wee ,for her life standing achievements. Prof. Wee is a staunch supporter of UWAS and is an inspirational figure for many UWAS members. We would like also to thank Prof. Wee for her continuous support for UWAS. We are looking forward to seeing more of her great works which all of us can learn from.

15 October 2009

DINNER TALK by Dr. Theresa W.Devasahayam 6 November 2009
Topic: Gender Trends in Southeast Asia.

As a region, Southeast Asia has undergone enormous economic and social changes in the last few decades. Women as a collective have seen their lives transformed as a result of rapid development and economic growth. In exploring the progress made by Southeast Asian men and women, this book seeks to answer the following questions:
(a) In what areas have women been able to achieve parity with men?
(b) In what areas do women encounter specific disadvantages based on their gender as compared with men?
(c) How have women's concerns and problems been addressed by the governments in this region with the aim of encouraging gender equality?
As the title of this book suggests, the chapters provide an analysis of the broad trends (including changes and continuities) in the experiences, interests and concerns of Southeast Asian women. The chapters examine the trends related to women in the following arenas: the family, economic participation, politics, health, and religion. In some arenas, the trends reflect the disadvantages women face, which in turn have led to gender gaps; in other areas, women’s progress has been found to eclipse that of the men, although this tends to be the exception. Your attendance and support will be appreciated.

Date: Friday 6th November 2009
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: NUSS Suntec City Guild House, Level 5. Suntec Tower Four
Cost: $25 per pax (UWAS member only)
Cheques made payable to: UWAS on the night of the dinner. Payment has to be made upon confirmation



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Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
Time: 2.30 -5.00 pm

  • 2.30—Registration and Refreshments; Membership dues
  • 3.00 — AGM

  • Confirmation of minutes of last AGM
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Any Other Business
  • Question & Answer Session

Venue: Training Room 2, SCWO @ 96, Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967

The AGM report will be distributed at the meeting.

Please attend the AGM. We will be discussing various items including the UWAS Programme for 2018— 2020.

Your attendance is very important — we would appreciate your presence, suggestions and your support to carry out our work successfully.

Please confirm your attendance immediately with Honorary Secretary, at by Wednesday 18 April 2018.

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