The vote, the elections & you

27 February 2015

election rights

 

Anticipations are high for the next election.
Since the last watershed election, people today are more engaged in the electoral and political processes.

However, is our election system representative enough?
Are our elections free and fair?
What do we need to know to make our votes count?

MARUAH is organising a forum to discuss these and other issues as part of our campaign for electoral reform.

Event details
14 March 2015
2.30pm – 5.30pm
154B Rochor Road Redis Training S(188429)

Register via the link below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PRHXGQToPc83oZuRGjKUPqOHJ0LNe5tTMFs3J1Dmaf8/viewform


Section 377A: What Does It Really Constitute?

7 January 2015

Section 377A (2)

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Section 377A is constitutional.
What does this mean for the state of our civil liberties?
Can we retain 377A, along with principles of equality and justice?
Should gender and sexual orientation be included in our right to protection against discrimination?
Come hear lawyers and academics speak on this matter.

Date: 1st February 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue (please note change of venue):
21 Tan Quee Lan Street
#02-08
Heritage Place
Singapore 188108 [map]

Register for this event at this link.

Postscript:

  • Dr Jack Lee’s presentation can be found here.
  • MARUAH’s statement on the issue can be found here.

What’s wrong with the Anti-Trafficking Bill?

2 November 2014

Join us to discuss on the Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill

antitraffickingEvent details
8th November 2014
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Blk 261 Waterloo Street
#02-27A Waterloo Centre
Singapore 180261
[map]

Register via Facebook event page below
https://www.facebook.com/events/1736262739932212/


Defending the Legitimacy of Singapore Elections, Part 3: electoral boundaries and CDCs

10 October 2014

MARUAH held a press conference on 9 Oct to highlight 2 research papers, as part of its ongoing project, Defending the Legitimacy of Singapore Elections. This is the third in a series of media and public engagements that MARUAH has arranged, with the first two focusing on citizens’ confidence in the secrecy of the ballot and what it considers are areas for reform in the GRC system.

The first paper deals with the issue of electoral boundaries, mapping out the frequency of the changes made to electoral boundaries and the impact these changes have on the electorate. The second paper deals with the roles Mayors and the Community Development Councils (CDC) play in elections.

MARUAH EBRC Position Paper
MARUAH EBRC Annex 1 pdf
Maruah EBRC – Annex 2 pdf
MARUAH Electoral Boundary Delimitation Powerpoint Presentation

MARUAH Mayors Position Paper
MARUAH CDC Mayors PowerpointPresentation


PULP FRICTION: Our Right To Information & Right To Expression

20 July 2014

pulp friction
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.

Event Details:
Date: 3rd August 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-41 Bras Bash Complex
Singapore 180231
Directions

To register for this event please click the link below.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGxvZGVWWkxka0hjNS1iTXpPY0ZQNGc6MA


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – What Happens After 2015?

19 June 2014

mdg
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 »


Panel discussion – “What’s Up In Little India?”

5 February 2014

What's Up In Little India
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

Event Details
Date: 12 February 2014
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue:
9 Penang Road
#13-19 Park Mall
Singapore 238459 [map]
Take Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B

To register for the event please click here
Please help us spread news of the event by sharing it with those in you network.
You can find the Facebook event page here.


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