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




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UWAS is testing the new web site and it is in BETA release now. You can check the new looks of UWAS site from HERE and please feel free to give us feedback.

UWAS release newsletter online

UWAS has its' own E-NEWS, online based newsletter now. UWAS has released the first issue of E-NEWS and you can get it HERE.

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.



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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