To empower queer women towards greater involvement and presence in the community
Advocacy for LBTQ women's rights at CEDAW
Sayoni was at the United Nations in Geneva in October 2017 to bring Singapore LBTQ women's issues to the forefront. The CEDAW Committee heard our concerns and raised recommendations related to LBTQ women in their Concluding Observations for the Singapore government.
Sayoni is a Singapore-based feminist, volunteer-run organisation that works to uphold human rights protections for queer women, including lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. We organise and advocate for equality in well-being and dignity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex characteristics.

We believe that everyone has a part to play in improving the lives of LBTQ people. Donate or volunteer with us.

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Discussion of immigration policy does not take place in a vacuum.  If we keep describing the presence of migrants as illegitimate and a threat to Singaporeans, this has inevitable effects on the treatment of migrants who are already in Singapore.  We must conduct any discussion of state policy in a way that is fully mindful of those effects.

For years, Government policy and rhetoric have marginalised migrants and others, for instance by not giving domestic workers full and equal employment protections.  Even though the Government’s policies have an inevitable impact on societal discrimination, each of us must be responsible for the impact of our own contributions to Singapore’s social climate and political conversation.

Civil society has a particular role to play in working to take care of the needs of minority groups such as migrants, rather than contributing to their marginalisation.  We should work to promote not only robust political debate, but also the values of equality and universal human rights.  Those values are the true animating force of our desire for social change, and they require us to unite in rejecting the politics of division, xenophobia and hate.

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Beyond the Border, Behind the Men
Function 8
Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME)
LeftWrite Center
Project X
Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign
Think Centre
Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2)

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Ian Chong
Jean Chong
Chong Si Min
Kirsten Han
Farhan M. Idris
Godwin Koay
Lynn Lee
Siew Kum Hong
Constance Singam
Alvin Tan Cheong Kheng
Jolene Tan
Teng Qian Xi
Shelley Thio
Teo Soh Lung
Vincent Wijeysingha
Mark Wong De Yi
Wong Pei Chi
June Yang Yajun
Yap Ching Wi
Rachel Zeng


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