SAWA’s Budget Submission 2020
The Singapore Alliance for Women in Ageing (SAWA) is proud to present its first ever submission to the National Budget.
The Singapore Alliance for Women in Ageing (SAWA) is proud to present its first ever submission to the National Budget. SAWA is an alliance of organisations (AWARE, Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, and the Tsao Foundation) that promote the independence, care, participation, dignity and self-fulfillment of older women. We were established in 2018 to bring public attention to the gendered nature of ageing.
We call upon the government to adopt a gender and life-course approach to ageing. Our recommendations address the needs of working caregiving so that caregiving earlier in life does not compromise women’s ability to care for themselves in old age, and to ensure that caregivers have an adequate financial net for their retirements.’ ‘Our four policy recommendations are based on recent and current research studies by SAWA members.
For the Budget Submission, please click here.