Month: April 2009

ST letter: Concerns addressed (Comprehensive Sexuality Education programme)

ST letter by Mr Anthony Yeo 30 April 2009 ST link THE clarification and statement by Senior Minister of State for Education S. Iswaran, as well as yesterday’s letter by Ms Deeksha Vasundhra from Aware’s former Comprehensive Sexuality Education development team (‘What the school programme teaches students’), should put to rest the concerns of the […]

Get facts right on sex education: Iswaran

Straits Times, 29 April 2009 ST link GET your facts right on what is happening in Singapore schools when it comes to sex education, and do not base comments on ‘innuendo or information received on the fly’. This advice, for those who have criticised the sexuality programme run by the Association of Women for Action […]

An open letter to Ms Josie Lau

Written by Ng E-Jay 29 April 2009 Dear Ms Josie Lau, In your letter to AWARE members dated 28 April 2009, you wrote of your wish to “honour and celebrate the achievements of first generation Singapore women and to emulate their spirit of perseverance and to learn from their experience and vision”. You also put […]

ST letter: Fighting discrimination is the larger issue

ST letter by Mr Joel Nicholas Chua 25 April 2009 ST link THE truth behind the fracas surrounding the so-called leadership coup at Aware has finally come to light. A group harbouring anti-homosexual sentiments had become upset over the organisation’s promotion of social equity for gays and lesbians, and wanted to reinstate ‘traditional values’. Is […]

AWARE saga: A new militancy emerges

Straits Times, 25 April 2009 ST link By Chua Mui Hoong THE battle lines have been drawn. And it is not just between Aware’s new executive committee and its old guard. The leading women’s advocacy group saw a stunning leadership change when newcomers captured nine of 12 executive committee posts at the group’s annual general […]

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