Public Consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

19 November 2012

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty that promotes and protects the rights of persons with all types of disabilities. It is important for all of us (disabled or able-bodied) to get together to support this discussion to foreground the importance of ratifying this international treaty in Singapore.

To join us for our discussion, please RSVP here.

Date: Sat 1 Dec 2012
Time: 9.45am to 2pm (light lunch provided)
Venue: Disabled People’s Association [map]
1 Jurong West Central 2
#04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886

ASEAN Matters: consultation on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, 7 July 2012

3 July 2012

The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is a document that is going to be very important to all of us in ASEAN, Singapore included. The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has been working at this document with their team of experts for almost a year. Come this November, the document will be handed over to the 10 Heads of State in ASEAN for it to be formally accepted as a document that governs how ASEAN will observe human rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Public consultation on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration – 9 March 2012

27 February 2012

The proposed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) will establish a framework for human rights cooperation through various ASEAN conventions and other instruments dealing with human rights.

MARUAH is organising another public consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). Please join us for an update on the regional discussions on the proposed declaration.

We want your views on our working draft submission.

Date: 9th March 2012, Friday
Time: 7.15pm – 9pm
Venue: Training Room
Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
Blk 5 Dover Crescent
Singapore 130005

To register, please complete the form below.

Public Consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

21 January 2012
MARUAH is organising a public consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With the Singapore government poised to ratify the CRPD, MARUAH would like to see both the disabled and abled communities come together and share views/inputs on areas of compliance and non-compliance which might lead to a no-reservation approach.
Event details:
  • Date/Day: 18th February 2012, Saturday
  • Time: 9am to 2pm (lunch will be provided)
  • Registration begins at 8.45am
  • Venue:; 381 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 319758 (next to Braddell MRT)
To RSVP, please click here.

Human Rights Day 2011 microsite

9 December 2011
MARUAH has created a microsite for Human Rights Day 2011.

Visit the link above to view the finalists of our Creative Writing and Poetry competition.

We have also posted videos produced by the United Nations on what human rights is all about.

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, 10th Dec, to celebrate Human Rights Day together with us. You will get to hear from Mr Richard Magnus, the Singapore representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), find out the winners of our Creative Writing and Poetry competition, and participate in our Open-Mic event.

First 50 individuals get FREE drinks and food!

Date: 10th December 2011

Time: 4-7pm

Venue: Bluejaz cafe 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848 (Entrance Via Ophir Road, Next to the Bus Stop after Golden Landmark Hotel) [map]

Please RSVP here.

ASEAN Matters in Singapore, 17 Dec 2011, 10am (updated programme)

8 December 2011


It’s bigger and better than before. 

MARUAH presents a discussion on ASEAN MATTERS in Singapore and yes, we would like to share why ASEAN matters in Singapore. 
Join us for a thematic overview of human rights developments in ASEAN as well as Singapore.
Also find out more about MARUAH’s role in human rights and how you can be a part of it!

Event details

Date: 17th December 2011, Saturday

Time: 10am—1pm

Registration starts at 9.30am

Venue: Bras Basah Complex,

#04-41, Chinese Success Media, Action Room [map]

Please RSVP here


Registration begins at 9.30 am

10am – 10.30am : ASEAN updates, development of Human Rights Agenda in ASEAN

10.30 – 11am : Q n A

11am – 12 noon : Thematic presentations

11.45am – 12.45pm : Breakout Sessions

12.45pm – 1pm : Volunteer with MARUAH

1pm: end of programme

What’s the fuss? Why Occupy Wall Street?

9 November 2011

MARUAH has put together a public forum, as part of our focus on seeking a rights-based approach on issues that matter. The importance of such global issues should not be underestimated. As global citizens, it is our role to understand the phenomenon sparked off by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, the “Arab Spring” of 2011.

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. OWS are fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations.

Our 3 esteemed speakers will cover various perspectives on this issue, ranging from financial to human rights perspectives.

Mr Leong Sze Hian, a Financial Service professional and expert, will be presenting the financial perspective of the Occupy Wall Street movement; as well as the Euro crisis and answer the hot question: Are banks too big to fail?

Mr Tan Jee Say, a investment banker and an ex-policymaker, will be speaking from the perspective of policy making and economics – touching on the globalised economy, Free Trade agreements and recovery of debts.

Last but not least, Ms Braema Mathi, President of MARUAH and also the chair of this discussion, will speak from a human rights perspective, introducing frameworks such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework among others within her discussion.

Event details:
Date: 19th November 2011, Saturday
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Registration begins at 3.30pm.
Venue: Training Room 2, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967 (map)
Register for the event here.

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