Inaugurated in 2005, our annual gala dinner, SNOW (Say No to the Oppression of Women), is Singapore Committee for UN Women’s highly anticipated fundraising event. It is held annually in support of women and girls’ empowerment in Singapore and in the region.
Each SNOW gala sees Singapore’s deeply engaged, passionate and socially-conscious executives, entrepreneurs and philanthropists come together for an evening of glamour, gastronomy and goodwill.
In line with our 20th anniversary and theme for the year ‘Gamechangers’, we will celebrate the game-changing moments, milestones and people that are shaping us, Singapore and the region.
With your support, we invite you to help us fight adversity and prejudice and be part of a global movement where everybody has an important part to play in achieving gender equality.
80% of net proceeds will help fund our local projects.
2018 REGIONAL BENEFICIARY
Twenty per cent of net proceeds will support UN Women’s humanitarian efforts in refugee camps across
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Women in Cox’s Bazar Urgently Need Your Help
In October 2016, violent conflict broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar, reaching a peak on 25 August
2017. A military offensive drove over 890,000 refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Over 80% of the refugees are women and children.
Since then, community leaders and fellow refugees have reported massive atrocities on women and girls. Every woman and girl is either a survivor, or has personally witnessed multiple incidences of sexual assault, rape, or murder of family members or neighbours. Many of the sexual assaults have resulted in conception.
This is a frightening reminder that sexual and gender-based violence remains one of the most horrific weapons of war and instruments of terror most often used against women.
These women and girls have no safe havens and urgently need your help.
We need your help to
- Establish 7 Multi-purpose Women’s Centres (MPWCs) by March 2019 as safe spaces for women. The centres, which will be run by UN Women Bangladesh, will each support some 1,100 women per month and provide information, psycho-social support counselling services, peer mentor training, health and emergency services, and secured women-only facilities currently lacking in the settlements;
- Reduce health and physical risks by offering improved and safe facilities at MPWCs, such as cooking, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities;
- Support livelihood and income-generating opportunities by providing skills training, such as tailoring, soap-making, and mat-weaving, and marketing support for selling goods;
- Strengthen gender-responsiveness of humanitarian action by training humanitarian workers to integrate and address gender issues in camps; and
- Develop leadership capacity amongst women to increase participation in camp governance.
Join us at the SNOW 2018 Gala and support our cause!