Workshops For Schools

AWARE develops and conducts workshops that empower women and educate the public about issues that are relevant to us. Our programmes are gender-sensitive, and take into account the different demands and opportunities that society places on men and women.

AWARE reaches out to youths through the following programmes, to educate and empower them on relevant social social issues.

  1. Media literacy and gender
  2. Beauty redefined
  3. Youth’s guide to healthy relationships
  4. Comprehensive sexuality education
  5. Miss Representation
  6. Finding your passion
  7. Women’s rights in Singapore

To find out more, and to book your spot, contact us at 6779-7137 or publiceducation@aware.org.sg. Detailed course outlines are available upon request.

Media literacy and gender

For ages 12 to 17

The media represents men and women in specific and limited ways. These limitations are seen in the way they represent the physicality, personality and suitable work of men and women. These dominant patterns of dominant representation both reflect and reproduce power and structural gender relations in society.

Such media representations have implications in real life – they affect social values and in particular, the goals people have, the work they choose, their self esteem and representation in leadership and politics. Trends of general fulfilment, eating disorders, self-harm and violence towards women are also co-related to the consumption of gendered messages in media.

This workshop aims to teach youths the importance of learning how to be critical consumer of media.

To book this workshop, please contact us at 6779 7137 or publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

Beauty redefined: Body image, self-esteem & healthy living

For ages 12 and above

Objectives:

  • Expand definitions of beauty
  • Understand the media’s influence on perceptions of beauty and perfection
  • Know the importance of having a positive body image
  • Increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders and various treatment channels
  • Heighten knowledge of leading a healthy lifestyle both physically (exercise, nutrition) and psychologically

To book this workshop, please contact us at 6779 7137 or publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

 

Youth’s guide to healthy relationships, assertiveness & empowerment

For ages 13 and above

This comprehensive workshop aims to promote healthy relationships and prevent risky behaviour among youths. The notion of being in love with one’s partner can often cloud one’s judgement, and the desire to keep the relationship going can lead to unhealthy situations.
Objectives:
  • Facilitate deeper awareness of what a healthy relationship is like
  • Be assertive and empowered in the face of peer pressure
  • Know the adverse effects of drugs and drinking
  • Develop decision-making and communication skills in relationships
  • Understand the importance of developing a healthy body image

To book this workshop, please contact us at 6779 7137 or publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

Comprehensive sexuality education

For ages 15 and above

Our Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme aims to provide youths with the tools, knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to make responsible choices about their sexual health.

A major focus of this programme is to equip youths with the understanding and skills to better handle relationships, including how to say “No”.

This programme is currently offered to international schools in Singapore, as well as members of the public.

Objectives:

  • Facilitate a deeper awareness of what healthy relationships are like
  • How to be assertive and empowered in the face of peer pressure
  • Develop decision-making and communication skills in their relationships
  • Provide information about STIs/STDs
  • Teach the proper use of contraception
  • Highlight the adverse effects of drugs and drinking
  • Raise awareness that pornography is bad education for sex
Note:
As part of its commitment to transparency, AWARE released our internal review of our Comprehensive Sexuality Education programme (CSE) in August 2010. The internal review set out to examine:
  • The intent and development of the programme
  • Its content
  • Its delivery by trainers
  • The questions that had been raised about it
  • Any areas that might need improvement

The review team interviewed eight CSE trainers, two members of the programme development team, and reviewed CSE development files, the Basic Instructor’s Guide (IG), and the material that was used by students during the workshops. Read our report here.

To book this workshop, contact us at 6779 7137, or at publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

Miss Representation

Typically, our training includes a film screening (90mins) accompanied by a panel-led discussion on issues such as successful leadership, company diversity, glass ceiling for women, sexual harassment and gender relations with regard to work and politics.  We can provide a speaker for the after-screening panel discussion.

Miss Representation is a highly acclaimed US documentary that premiered at the 2011 Sundance  Film Festival and was the winner of the Audience award at the 2011 Sonoma film festival. It is also part of an on-going educational outreach/ social movement in the US spearheaded by the non-profit organisation Missrepresentation.org based in San Francisco.

The film exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of leadership and influence in America, and how gender norms perpetuated by media are negatively affecting how young men and women grow up.

Do view the documentary trailer and find out more about the documentary and its movement.

To book this workshop, contact us at 6779 7137, or at publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

Finding your passion

This talk takes attendees on the personal journey of our Executive Director, Corinna Lim, and how she found her inner voice to become a social activist. This talk can be used to inspire participants to find their inner voice of what they stand for and how they can manifest that voice in their professional, public and personal lives.

To book this workshop, contact us at 6779 7137, or at publiceducation@aware.org.sg.

 

Women’s Rights, from a Singapore perspective

For ages 16 and above

What can be done to remove all gender barriers restricting men and women from realizing their full potential?This programme aims to educate youths about women’s rights as human rights, and promote gender equality.

Topics include:

  • Learning about how the United Nations’ Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women relates to your life
  • Introducing the most pertinent women’s issues in Singapore
  • How to tackle the problem of violence against women

To book this workshop, please contact us at 6779 7137 or publiceducation@aware.org.sg.