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My First Female President in Singapore

My First Female President in Singapore

by 栄祥 林 -
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In preparation for the recently completed Presidential Elections of 2017 here in Singapore, I joined UN Women Training Centre and successfully completed the following courses which I thoroughly enjoyed:

  • I Know Gender
  • SSR: Rights & Needs of Women in Border Management
  • How to Manage Gender-responsive Evaluation
  • Gender in Humanitarian Action: Different Needs – Equal Opportunities
  • Gender Equality, UN Coherence and You

Our campaign team chose the similar orange colour as the one here at UNWTC Community of Practice. During the nomination day many of us turned up in various shades of orange in support of our first ever female candidate Madam Halimah Yacob who would go ahead and win the elections uncontested. She hence becomes the first ever female President in the Republic of Singapore, thereby establishing our Republic's intentions of supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals particular Number Five: Gender Equality. She will hold a term of six years starting from this month.

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