Conversations on Singapore Women’s Development


The “Conversations on Singapore Women's Development” were launched on 20 September 2020 to kickstart a national effort to understand Singaporeans’ aspirations and ideas on how we can further advance our women in Singapore.

While Singapore women have made tremendous progress over the years with the support of the community and Government, more can be done collectively to empower, protect and uplift our women.

We want to connect with Singaporeans from all walks of life to understand the aspirations of Singaporeans for our women, which will help us to cultivate a better and more inclusive society.

Watch Minister for Home Affairs and Law, Mr K Shanmugam, share his views on this national review.


Thank you for your support and interest to participate in the Conversations. Response has been overwhelming and we have closed sign-ups for the Conversations. If you have any feedback or thoughts on Singapore Women’s development, please send them to us by 31 July 2021 through the link below.



About the Celebrating SG Women movement

SG Women’s contributions are integral to our Singapore Story.

From our nation’s early years, the progress and contributions of our women have shaped our homes, schools, workplaces and communities – bettering every aspect of our society.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has dedicated 2021 as the Year of Celebrating SG Women. With respect as the cornerstone of the rapport between men and women, we invite Singaporeans to come together to celebrate the achievements of our women and their continued progress.

Let’s come together to co-create and catalyse solutions that will shift societal mindsets to foster an even more equitable and inclusive society for our men and women.


About the logo

Celebrating SG Women Logo

Based on the familiar image of our national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, our logo honours SG Women. The three silhouettes embedded in the orchid motif represent our past, present and future SG Women as we look forward to their progression as an integral part of our collective social advancement. The spectrum of shades represent the diversity of our SG Women across generations and all walks of life.



1. Who are organising the Conversations, and when will they take place?

Partners from the people and private sectors, REACH, grassroots and youth organisations are organising the Conversations. This initiative is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth.

We have closed sign-ups for the Conversations. If you have any feedback or thoughts on Singapore Women’s development, please connect with us via

2. Who can sign up for the Conversations?

All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are welcome to contribute. 

3. Are these Conversations held virtually or physically?

Given the current social distancing measures, most of these Conversations will be held virtually. However, if there is a need to organise physical sessions, we will adhere to the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s prevailing requirements for physical gatherings.

4. What happens after I send in my written feedback?

We will take your feedback into consideration when doing the review. 

5. If I would like to keep my information private, can I send in my written feedback or participate in the Conversations anonymously?

You may provide your written feedback anonymously. However, we would need your personal details for us to contact you if you sign up for the Conversations. 

6. Can I sign up for a Conversation or send in written feedback on behalf of my friends or family members?

We encourage everyone to sign up for the Conversations personally. However, we will accept written feedback from formal groups (see FAQ 7 below) and informal groups (e.g. friends, family members).

7. Can I sign up for a Conversation or send in written feedback on behalf of my organisation?

Yes, you may. If you would like for a representative from your organisation to take part in the Conversation, please get in touch with us using your organisation’s email address and share with us your designation within the organisation.

If you are sending in written feedback on behalf of your organisation, please ensure that the written feedback is signed off by the Executive Committee or Board. 


If you would like to know more about the discussion in our past sessions, read more below.