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Our Lives to Live


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  • About the Editors
  • Our Lives to Live: Putting a Woman's Face to Change in Singapore explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years; how women, from all sectors of society, have helped to shape the Singapore we know today. The 31 chapters, some with a more academic slant, others with a distinctly personal tone, reflect the rich diversity and depth of women's contributions to Singapore's evolution in the last half century, and also point to the problematical areas that still need attention. The perspectives in this book are provided by three generations of women, and they put a human face—the woman's face—to the tremendous changes in Singapore society over the past 50 years. The authors include some of Singapore's most accomplished women in many different fields—Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, political scientist and diplomat Chan Heng Chee, global women's activist Noeleen Heyzer, sociologist and politician Aline Wong, food ambassador Violet Oon, sports legend Pat Chan, law lecturer and playwright Eleanor Wong, and novelist Meira Chand.

  • Kanwaljit Soin is an orthopaedic & hand surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. Kanwaljit was President of AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) from 1991 to 1993, and became the first female Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore from 1992 to 1996. 

    Margaret Thomas has some 30 years of print and online media experience. She held senior editing positions at The Business Times, The Singapore Monitor, and TODAY, and was in the founding team of Singapore Press Holding's Internet arm, Asiaone.

ISBN: 9789814663151 (Softcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Hardcover Box Set, Softcover
Page Count: 288
Year Published: 2015