SHECARES@SCWO, Singapore’s first one-stop support centre for victims or survivors of online harms, is now open!Find out more
SG Her Empowerment (“SHE”) is an independent non-profit organisation, with Institution of Public Character (“IPC”) status, that strives to empower girls and women through community engagements and partnerships.
SHE engages with and listens to women and men across the community, and from all age groups and walks of life.
SHE facilitates research and gathers data to clearly frame the issues and identify needs, in order to take an evidence-backed approach to shape impactful strategies.
SHE collaborates with community stakeholders from different interest groups, civil society organisations, corporates, and the Government.
Through these efforts, SHE advocates positive change and champions a more equal society.
Inspired by the work of the Sunlight Alliance for Action to tackle online harms, especially those targeted at women and girls ("Sunlight AfA"), SHE was founded by lawyer Stefanie Yuen Thio when she saw the need for a community effort to tackle emerging new issues for women, including online harms. Her decision was rooted in the Sunlight AfA findings that online harms are an urgent issue, yet many victims do not know how to seek help and therefore do not report incidents of harm.
Stefanie, together with other members of the AfA who eventually became SHE’s founding team, decided to take on the task of combatting this growing scourge. The first key initiative was setting up of SHECARES@SCWO, a one-stop support centre for victims of online harms, focusing on girls and women.
Although SHE’s initial goal was to tackle online harms, it became clear that there were many other issues girls and women face requiring equal attention. For example, women are still severely under-represented in the C-suite and in other leadership positions in Singapore; they continue to bear the brunt of caregiving duties in the family; and they struggle to balance their school, work, and home-life commitments. The SHE team felt it had to help address these urgent challenges as well. As SHE begins its community engagement efforts to determine other areas of focus, the team also look at the findings from the 2022 White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development.
SHE’s mission is to work with the community, partner organisations, and government agencies to identify opportunities to empower girls, energise youth, and advocate positive change for the entire community.
SHE engages and listens.
Real change begins with honest conversations. We facilitate ongoing candid dialogues to identify issues impacting the advancement of girls and women.
Because this is not just a women’s issue, we take an inclusive approach to achieving our goals, and will engage women and men across the community and from all age groups and walks of life.
Discover your rights, seek help, and live without fear. We are here to help.
If you or anyone you know have been experiencing online harms, such as harassment, abusive language, revenge porn, cyberstalking, or doxxing – we are here to help. This is more common than you think, and you do not have to face the struggle alone.
SHECARES@SCWO is Singapore’s first one-stop support centre for victims or survivors of online harms, launched in collaboration with the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). The centre provides holistic victim support and a safe space for victims and survivors, particularly girls and women, to turn to when they encounter online harms.
The centre will have a particular focus on girls and women because, while both men and women are affected by online harms, we believe that women are disproportionately targeted. This includes sexual harassment, stalking, and non-consensual intimate image sharing. Surveys have also shown that women feel less safe online and are less aware of the resources and assistance available to them.
SHECARES@SCWO provides the following services:
We want you to feel safe, so what you tell us will be kept confidential. Your personal data will be treated in accordance with the law. Please do understand that we may be legally required to make a police report if your case involves a criminal offence.
We are unfortunately unable to guarantee that there will be bilingual lawyers at all our counselling or legal clinic sessions. We encourage visitors to arrive with an English-speaking friend or family member who can translate for them.
If you are facing an emergency or are in danger, please call the Police at 999 or other 24-hour helplines for immediate help:
If you have any questions or would like to seek assistance, please reach out to us.
SHE wants you!
We are looking to collaborate with:
To share their views and be involved in our engagement sessions.
To contribute to our efforts.
To work with us on joint programmes and initiatives.
At SG Her Empowerment Limited (“SG Her Empowerment”), we make sure we protect the information you give us. We are committed to ensuring that the personal information provided by all of our visitors and donors is treated with respect, kept confidential and used solely for the purpose for which it is supplied. Below is our policy regarding the protection of visitors' and donors' personal data and information (the “Data Protection Policy” or “Policy”).
This Data Protection Policy is written in accordance with prevailing data protection legislation in Singapore, including but not limited to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). It applies to personal data in our possession or under our control, including personal data in the possession of organisations which we have engaged to collect, use, disclose or process personal data for our purposes.
This Data Protection Policy sets out how SG Her Empowerment collects, uses and stores personal data via its website www.she.org.sg. It does not cover SG Her Empowerment’s presence on social media platforms, including but not limited to: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, which has been established in its own presence. In the context of these platforms, SG Her Empowerment is merely another user and hence the privacy policies and terms and conditions of these platforms would instead be applicable.
If you’ve any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
We may collect the following kinds of information:
SG Her Empowerment collects information from you when you provide it to us.
This includes situations where you:
For the avoidance of doubt, this also includes situations when collection and use of personal data without consent is permitted or required by the PDPA or other laws.
The information you provide us may include information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or phone number. We also may collect your credit card or bank information in order to process payments. You should also know that SG Her Empowerment automatically stores information about your usage of our website or applications, which we may use for marketing purposes.
If you have applied for a job or a volunteering position and were unsuccessful, we will delete your information after one year. Your personal information will not be used for marketing purposes and we do not provide your personal data to third parties for commercial purposes.
For all other purposes, we may retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, or as required or permitted by applicable laws. We will also cease to retain your personal data, or remove the means by which the data can be associated with you, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that such retention no longer serves the purpose for which the personal data was collected, and is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.
When you access our website through a browser, application or other clients, like other web providers, our servers automatically record certain information. This data is recorded in server logs and may include information such as your web request, your interaction with the website, the website that you were visiting when you came to our website, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and language, the date and time of your request, and your cookie data.
If you are interacting with our website or applications on a mobile device, your mobile carrier may automatically send us your device and hardware ID, device type, carrier, carrier user ID, the content of your request and basic usage statistics about your device. This information is stored automatically, but SG Her Empowerment will not use it for any purpose. If you provide it to us or send us a message from your mobile device, we may also collect your phone number. Your device may also store information about your usage of our website and applications. Please consult your device documentation on how to manage local storage.
This refers to information collected from social networking sites (such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram). We collect information from social media activity, including likes and shares, relating to our posted content on social networking sites.
Information we collect is used mainly to provide, maintain and improve the services offered by SG Her Empowerment. We may combine information we collect from various sources to improve the efficacy of our service offerings. For instance, we may perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses, to determine how users interact with our website and platforms, understand their level of interest in our website and platforms, and customise products and services for them. We may use this information to contact you about services and/or to send you information that you have requested, depending on the nature of our relationship with you.
Please note that in the event that you have provided us with your Singapore telephone number(s) and have indicated that you consent to receiving our marketing or other promotional information by way of your Singapore telephone number(s), then from time to time, we may contact you using such Singapore telephone number(s) even if the(se) telephone number(s) is/are registered with the “Do Not Call” Registry. You may however let us know in writing if you do not wish to be contacted by us at your telephone number(s) for such purposes.
SG Her Empowerment will use financial information to facilitate donations or other transactions. SG Her Empowerment may collect bank account, credit or debit card information. Where transacted online, such information is protected and securely transmitted using algorithms such as TLS/SSL and the most current encryption protocols.
SG Her Empowerment may use transactional information for marketing and management purposes to provide or improve any products or services offered. In addition, SG Her Empowerment may also share such transactional data on an aggregated basis (which will not identify any particular user) with third parties, such as vendors, donors, sponsors or business partners.
In the event that SG Her Empowerment goes through a business transaction such as a bankruptcy event, merger, investment transaction, or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, the personal information collected by SG Her Empowerment may be among the assets reviewed.
SG Her Empowerment may use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with SG Her Empowerment’s servers, analyse website/platform usage trends, track user movements on its website/platforms, and to otherwise improve, manage and monitor the website/platforms.
SG Her Empowerment may disclose personal information when legally required to do so. SG Her Empowerment may also disclose personal information to protect against misuse or unauthorised use of its website/platforms or to limit legal liability or to protect SG Her Empowerment’s interests or those of others.
We may disclose the information we collect from and about you within our organisation and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:
Please be assured that we will never share or sell your data to a third-party organisation for them to contact you for their marketing purposes.
If you believe that the personal information you have provided us has been compromised, or if you become aware of a potential security vulnerability in our website or platforms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There may be places on our website where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Data Protection Policy. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. As we have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by these third parties, we recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
We recognise that security is important and take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We regularly review our physical and digital security, storage, and processing to ensure adherence to industry best practices.
We will occasionally update this Data Protection Policy without any prior notice to reflect any changes in the applicable laws or the way in which we collect, use and disclose your personal data. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Data Protection Policy or any of our other policies. Your continued use of our services shall constitute your acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes.
Your personal data may be transferred out of Singapore for the purposes described above. In particular, your personal data may be stored in external servers that are located out of Singapore, or may be transferred out of Singapore where it is necessary to share your personal data with and between our related corporations and business units, and third-party service providers.
We are committed to protecting your personal data when it is transferred out of Singapore. Where your personal data is transferred out of Singapore, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data continues to receive a standard of protection that is at least comparable to that provided under the PDPA. For example, we may enter into contracts or impose binding corporate rules with the recipients of your personal data to protect your personal data in a manner that is compliant with all applicable laws. You may obtain further information in this regard by contacting our Data Protection Officer in writing or via email at the contact details provided below.
This Data Protection Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts. If you are located outside of Singapore when you use the platform, any information you submit thereto will be transferred to Singapore. Accordingly, by using the platform and submitting personal information thereto, you will be deemed to have authorised the transfer of your personal information to Singapore.
If any part of this Data Protection Policy is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision or part will be deemed suspended and a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision or part and the remainder of this Data Protection Policy shall continue in full force and effect.
Last updated: 10 August, 2022
For any questions regarding our Data Protection Policy, any enquiries or feedback on our personal data protection policies and procedures, or if you wish to make any requests, you may contact our Data Protection Officer in the following manner:
Name: Simran Kaur Toor, CEO
Address: 6 Battery Road, #05-01/02