20 July 2014
Are we muzzled?
Are we getting access to information?
Can we cope with a diversity of views?
What is the role of public institutions like our Library?
Who are they supposed to serve and how?
How do we ensure that our personal values also have a space in secular Singapore?
MARUAH is organising a forum discussion on the topic:
PULP FRICTION: Our Right To Information & Right To Expression
Our panelists will give you a comprehensive take on the right to information and expression. They will share thoughts on the recent NLB saga, governance of the Arts and how we need to look at Conflicts in other countries.
Come and be a part of this important conversation.
Date: 3rd August 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-41 Bras Bash Complex
To register for this event please click the link below.
19 June 2014
MARUAH invites you to join us for an interactive discussion on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The MDGs are 8 international development goals that were set in 2000 by the United Nations with the support of member states and various international organisations. Read the rest of this entry »
5 February 2014
Little India is a hot topic right now.
There is a new Bill that might go into effect for a year in Little India.
Is Little India’s culture going to change? What about its landscape?
How will this Bill ensure security?
What is the impact of what is going on in Little India for all of Singapore?
Our panel of experts will share their insights on Little India.
- Dr Kevin Tan, a law academic, publisher and an adjunct professor at National University of Singapore
- Dr Lai Chee Kien, an architectural historian
- Mr T Sasitharan, a theatre educator and the co-founder and director of Intercultural Theatre Institute
Date: 12 February 2014
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
9 Penang Road
#13-19 Park Mall
Singapore 238459 [map]
Take Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B
To register for the event please click here
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You can find the Facebook event page here.
22 December 2013
MARUAH had to change the venue for our public forum “Foreign Workers, Justice and Fairness” to be held on Dec 23rd, at extremely short notice. We apologise to the speakers and those who had confirmed their attendance for this event. This posting sets out the events resulting in the change in venue.
The original venue was the hall on the second floor of Ananda Bhavan Restaurant at Syed Alwi Road (opposite Mustafa Centre). MARUAH had already paid for the venue. Publicity posters were released on Thursday.
Yesterday evening (Dec 21st), we received a call from the restaurant’s management to inform us that the police had called them, asked them about the event, and spoken to them about the foreign workers in their employment. Read the rest of this entry »
20 December 2013
In the aftermath of the riot at Little India, we as a society need to ensure that we understand the full picture and that the under-lying causes are identified and addressed.
Fairness, Access To Justice, the reality of life of a Foreign Worker in Singapore – These are all issues that we need to work towards improving.
Join us for an open and honest discussion on the issues.
This event is organised by MARUAH in partnership with TWC2 and Workfair Singapore.
Date: 23rd Dec 2013 (Monday)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Marketing Institute Of Singapore [please note change of venue]
410 North Bridge Road
(Opposite National Library Singapore)
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Please register at the link below.
8 December 2013
UDHR Article 19 “ Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. “
Freedom of Expression is important in any functional democracy.
Activists, Writers, Artists, Academics, Students, Politicians, and Professionals – need the space to speak, to express diverse views, to offer criticism, to ask questions, to be wrong and to be right – and as citizens we want a healthy media landscape and a robust Parliament.
Inclusivity. Multiplicity. Diversity.
An informed and engaged citizenry.
The right to freedom of expression is enshrined in our Constitution, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and even in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. Right of reply is crucial.
Limitations. Guidelines. Contempt.
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8 December 2013
The World has lost one of its brightest lights.
Nelson Mandela is a legend, a modern day hero.
Nelson Mandela’s testimony is to walk through life, holding close and unwaveringly, his beliefs.
Equality for everyone.
No discrimination at every turn.
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12 November 2013
December 10th is a special Day – IT IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.
It is a day for us to reflect, to ponder, to meditate on how well we are living with dignity and enabling others to live in dignity.
At MARUAH we have observed Human Rights Day every year. And always by asking people to participate. Because Human Rights is about how we interact with each other, how we treat people, and how we believe in a value system. Read the rest of this entry »
8 October 2013
MARUAH invites you to commemorate Universal Children’s Day by spending an afternoon considering the rights of the child in the Singapore education system.
Student debaters from Debate Association (Singapore) will be debate the responsibilities of the parents, schools and policy in the education and well-being of the child. Watch this space for the release of the hot topic motion.
The panel discussion will focus on the development of rights-based education policies including the right to quality education, the right to a child-friendly and healthy learning environment and the provision of a broad-based curriculum.
Join in the discussion with our panel of educators, parents and Adrian Tan- lawyer and author of the bestselling novels The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook. Read the rest of this entry »
5 October 2013
MARUAH invites you to a Public Consultation on ASEAN. This is an opportunity to become more familiar with ASEAN and its processes, to make a commitment to ASEAN for our own national interests for our community and the people in the region.
We are holding a consultation on the ASEAN Charter as Article 50 of the Charter stipulates that the Charter be reviewed 5 years after its entry into force. The Charter is the fundamental document, a governance code, a code of conduct if you like, in ASEAN. MARUAH believes that the review is necessary to improve and strengthen the regional group, its processes and institutions to serve the people of ASEAN better. Read the rest of this entry »