Kanwaljit Soin 27th in CNN Go’s Power List
AWARE stalwart Kanwaljit Soin was one of few women named in the list of “personalities who have helped engineer this country’s DNA”. The article entitled The Power List: 30 People Who Have Shaped Singapore appeared on CNN Go, the network’s online travel portal, in October.
The story said Soin, AWARE president from 1991 to 1993, was “a much-needed female presence” in parliament and one of the most well-known names in Singapore’s women’s rights movement. Soin’s greatest contribution to Singapore – her work resulting in the introduction of Personal Protection Orders for victims of domestic abuse – was sadly not mentioned.
She came in three places ahead of “power couple” Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, but was beaten to the number spot by – wait for it – Makansutra’s KF Seetoh. Go figure.
Whatever the case, the AWARE team is glad to see such a champion of women’s issues like Kanwaljit being recognised for her work. Congrats from all of us!