The Lives of Women: How have women progressed in Singapore since independence?
This exhibition is the second of the three-part series about the lives of women in Singapore. We present key facts and figures that show the progress, or lack of it, made by women in education, work, public life, and in society generally. These facts will be brought to life by referring to some of the 160 women in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF).
The first exhibition, in 2018, explored the lives of women in pre-independence Singapore. The final exhibition in 2020 will look at what lies ahead.
For more information on this exhibition series, visit https://www.swhf.sg/the-lives-of-women/
The Lives of Women series of exhibitions is a collaboration between SWHF and the National Museum of Singapore.
The Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame was launched in 2014 by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) to celebrate the achievements of women in Singapore, and to document and share the stories of these remarkable women. The aim is to inspire people, especially young Singaporeans, to aim high, to dare to dream, and to chart their own path in life.
Womanpower! The Vital Factor in Singapore's Development
Sat, 11 Jan | 11am – 1pm | Seminar Room, Level 2 | Free Admission
Until the 1960s, there were few women in the workforce. But as the economy began to grow, womanpower became a vital factor in Singapore’s development. Without women workers, our factories could not have functioned.
What was it like for the women who left the familiarity of their homes or the factory floor? How did they cope with the stresses of production quotas and long shifts?
Hear it from the women themselves in this talk organised in conjunction with The Lives of Women exhibition.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and title of the talk (Womanpower!) by Friday, 10 Jan. For more enquiries, call 65710190.