Ending violence against women, one man at a time

July 23, 2014
2014.07.23 The most widespread epidemic in the developing world isn’t HIV or malaria, it’s violence against women. In India, there are 230 million young men under 18 years old, and of these men, an estimated 116 million of them will grow up to be abusive to women, a number that is almost three times the

Raising children alone in Asia: the struggle for support and acceptance by state and society

July 9, 2014
2014.07.09 The National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute has recently held the International Conference on Growing Up in One-Parent Families in Asia. The conference brought together over 30 academics and experts to present their papers and ideas about the challenges and complexities of life in a one-parent household in the Asian context. “What we

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

June 14, 2014
2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS

Climbing the corporate ladder with HR Summit 2014

May 8, 2014
2014.05.08 The ST Jobs HR Summit 2014 (sponsored by the website www.stjobs.sg) was recently held at the Suntec City Convention Centre, attracting more than 70 exhibitors, over 4000 visitors, and a line-up of illustrious speakers from the human resources industry and beyond. Professionals from Singapore and around the region flocked to the summit to hear

Spiderman turns off Singapore skyline for Earth Hour

April 4, 2014
2014.04.04 At exactly 8.30pm on 29 March 2014, the cast of Spiderman 2 dimmed the lights of the waterfront cityscape of Singapore’s financial district. An audience of over 9,000 environmental advocates and fans gathered at Marina Bay in the name of the environment for an evening of performance and community, and to witness the co-operative

I Light Marina Bay shines light on energy sustainability

March 20, 2014
2014.03.20 I Light Marina Bay is a light-art festival dedicated to spreading the message of sustainability. Since 2010, it has transformed the waterfront of Singapore’s financial district into a display of art, technology and information. The 2014 edition of this festival runs from March 7thto 30thand features 28 art installations from both local and international

A weekend of jazz at the first Singapore International Jazz Festival

March 10, 2014
2014.03.10 Sing Jazz, a catchy short-hand for the Singapore International Jazz Festival, unfolded from Thursday, February 28th to March 2nd, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands. The inaugural festival brought together classic jazz legends and jazz-inspired contemporaries that cut across genres like R&B, pop and rock, celebrating the organic, freewheeling essence of jazz. Sing Jazz‘s

Waves of change: Marriage and Fertility in Asia

March 4, 2014
2014.03.04 From February 13th to 14th 2014, the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore hosted a conference about the Discrepancies Between Behavior and Attitudes Toward Marriage And Fertility in Asia. Time-honored pro-family attitudes towards marriage and childbearing continue to hold sway in Asia, at odds with the plummeting fertility levels, the trend

Activate: Singapore 2014 – The impact of technology and digital innovation on today and tomorrow

January 28, 2014
2014.01.28 The Guardian’s Activate series of summits focuses on technology and innovation, and how new developments in the digital arena impact and interact with the wider world. On Friday, January 17, the inaugural South East Asian chapter of the conference, Activate: Singapore 2014, was held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, attracting over 45 C-level