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Breast Cancer Foundation unveils new ‘Breast Self-Examination Nursery Reminder’ campaign and creates new record in the Singapore Book of Records at Pink Ribbon Walk 2019

The Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) kick-started the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) with a nation-wide launch of a new audio-visual breast self-examination campaign entitled ‘Molly Monkey Sings and Saves’ at the Pink Ribbon Walk 2019 last Saturday (5 Oct). The BCF also made its mark in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest display of paper Camellias at …

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Manushya Foundation to launch a study on Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act to promote a human-centered approach, opposing misuse for control and surveillance of citizens

On 23 September, Manushya Foundation, an NGO promoting community empowerment in Asia, will be launching a study on ‘Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act: Towards a more human-centered act’ at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok. The study is conducted in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok, Thai Netizen Network, Access Now, Association for …

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More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

Over 1,500 participants took part in the Singapore Kindness Run which was held for the third year at the National Stadium last Saturday (3 Aug). This year’s run is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, conjointly with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019. The primary objective of the run is …

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Nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women given free mammogram screenings by the Breast Cancer Foundation

In a press release earlier today (15 July), the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) announced that it will extend its successful Breast Cancer Foundation Encouragement for Active Mammograms (BEAM15) programme. BEAM15 was launched in partnership with Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2013, and has provided free mammogram screenings for nearly 50,000 low-income Singaporean women. With the extension, the BCF will provide …

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Doctors Without Borders and WeWork hold 2nd Missing Maps Mapathon in Singapore

For the second time, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and WeWork team up for a public, large-scale Mapathon as a way for people from all walks of life to directly contribute to humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping some of the world’s most vulnerable places. Dubbed as the “Doctors Without Borders and WeWork Missing Maps Mapathon”, the event …

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AWARE urges complete closing of gaps in rape law; urges further reform and public education on consent, repeal of Section 377A

Singapore’s leading gender rights organisation, AWARE in a statement, welcomed the moves in the Criminal Law Reform Bill, introduced in Parliament on Monday, that mostly remove marital immunity for rape, and expand existing rape and sexual assault laws – for the former, including non-consensual penetration to the mouth and the anus, and for the latter, including non-consensual penetration perpetrated by …

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Forum-Asia calls for conviction of Jolovan Wham to be quashed and for Singapore to respect the right to freedom of expression

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has issued a statement to condemn the conviction of Singaporean human rights defender Jolovan Wham for violating the 2009 Public Order Act. The regional human rights organisation states that the case against Wham highlights the Singaporean Government’s tightening grip on civil society and calls on the Singaporean Government to end the …

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