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Why Not? Thinking About Singapore's Tomorrow

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  • About the Editors
  • What is the society you want to see take shape in Singapore in the years ahead? How can we ensure it will be a society where there is gender equality, where every person can live the life they want? A diverse group of writers — women and men, teenagers and octogenarians, artists. academics, caregivers, journalists, doctors, lawyers, and many others — offer their thoughts about these questions and more, their vision of the ideal Singapore. Their essays will make you think, and you too may begin to say "Why not?".

  • Margaret Thomas was a journalist for more than 25 years at The Business Times, The Singapore Monitor, SPH AsiaOne, and TODAY. She now works primarily on book projects, and, in various voluntary roles, on the pursuit of gender equality and an open, informed, and inclusive society. She was a founder member of Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) in 1985 and its president from 2018 to 2022. She has also been involved in civil society organisations and initiatives such as Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame, and the Singapore Advocacy Awards.

    Kanwaljit Soin is an Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon who retired in 2022 after 56 years in medical practice. She was Singapore's first female Nominated Member of Parliament (1992–1996) and was inducted to the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame in 2014. A founding member of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) in 1985; she was its president from 1991 to 1993. Dr Soin was the founding chair of the Singapore chapter of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the founding president of Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS). She has received the Singapore Medical Association Merit Award, the International Women's Forum 'Women Who Make a Difference Award', the UNIFEM Lifetime Achievement Award, and Singapore's Woman of the Year award. Dr Soin is the author of Silver Shades of Grey: Memos for Successful Ageing in the 21st Century, published by World Scientific.

ISBN: 9789811292798
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 300
Year Published: 2024
Language: English