The current mural on the wall front of SCWO Centre. (picture: www.scwo.org.sg.)

As part of the centennial celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) will gather 100 women on March 19, Saturday, to paint a mural on the wall front of its Centre.

The current mural was created in 2002 by NAFA, URA and Duluxe.

The paint has begun to peel from years of exposure to sunlight and rainwater and because the SCWO Centre is located within the Arts and Heritage district of Waterloo Street and Brash Basah, it’s important to fix the mural. 

A part of the wall with the original mural, which is one of Singapore’s earliest, will remain untouched to promote the responsibility of Singapore Street Art History. 

The new mural artwork is designed by Ms Arti Sen Barch, a volunteer at Social Creatives. 

From 11am onwards on March 19, Saturday, 100 women and girls from a plethora of social community groups – these include members of the SCWO Board, SCWO Member Organisations, Young PAP and Fuchun Executive Committee, as well as troops from the USA Girl Scouts in Singapore and volunteers from SG Cares and Social Creatives – will gather to work on the mural. 

SCWO has also rolled out two more initiatives in late February and early March to commemorate the momentous 100th year anniversary of IWD – the inaugural SCWO Debating Tournament, and the IWD Celebration Dinner. 

The IWD Celebration Dinner hosted a lineup of announcements, such as the launch of its “100 Voices” video, and the re-launch of Women’s Register as an online mentoring initiative. 

The video documents 100 years of the progress of women in Singapore, featuring the voices of women across SCWO Member Organisations. (See video below)

Women’s Register, established in 2005, has been re-launched as an online platform for networking, mentorship and education for women between the ages of 18 and 35 years. The mentors include gynaecologist Ann Tan, actress-entrepreneur Irene Ang and social entrepreneur Elim Chew. 

Her World is the official media partner of Women’s Register. Look out for exclusive monthly interviews with mentors and mentees, and get inspired by their journey towards career excellence. 

To find out more about Women’s Register, visit www.womensregister.org

See video: “100 Voices”