Celebrating International Women’s Day


The Labour Movement celebrated International Women’s Day in March with two events to protect women against gender discrimination and online harm.

The NTUC women and family unit hosted a dialogue session with NTUC women leaders to discuss ways to protect women against gender discrimination and workplace harassment. The event included an MOU signing with 22 small and mid-sized enterprises, which pledged commitments to protect women from workplace harassment, including online abuse.

The MOU signing ceremony was live-streamed to participants in a concurrent celebration by NTUC’s symbiotic partner, the PAP Women’s Wing (WW), which called for education and empowerment to protect women from online harm.

PAP WW Chairperson Josephine Teo, in her keynote speech, said: “We’ve made Singapore safe for everyone. This should be the case whether in the physical or digital domain. However, we know girls and women are sometimes threatened by behaviours, information or activities online. We want to rally the wider community to take action and together, empower women to keep themselves safe when they go online.

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