University Women's Association (Singapore)


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





The 20th Annual General Meeting of UWAS will be held on

  • Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
    Time: 2.30 -5.00 pm
  • Venue: Training Room 2, SCWO @ 96, Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
The notification newsletter can be found HERE.
You also can view the event calender HERE.

UWAS's new site

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


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.

UWAS AGM 2018 Notification

Publications 2018-24:Allen Chen


Know More

Click the below links for more information

GWI (Former IFUW)

© 2018 UWAS All Rights Reserved


You are visitor number 197495

Powered by