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International Women’s Day: a day to bring us all closer

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day dedicated to honouring the achievements of women from all different backgrounds and cultures throughout history and all around the world. This special day also marks a call for accelerating gender parity historically.  How and when did International Women’s Day start? International Women’s Day has been celebrated since 1909. The first celebration was for the cause of 15,000 women protesting long work hours, low pay, and ...

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Mother’s Day: Special Gift for a Special Person

Celebrating Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May is a tradition since the early 20th century. It is not a public holiday, however, it's widely celebrated as a special day to honour all mothers and motherhood all over the world. All children wish to offer a special gift to this very special person who has been doing so much struggle, just to keep them happy and to fulfil their ...

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Celebrate Philippine Independence Day

The year 1898 was a historic date for the Republic of the Philippines as it marked its independence from Spain. The Philippines have had a long history of being a colony as the nation was first under Spanish rule and then American influence – but also occupied for several years by the Japanese during World War II. After a few failed Spanish attempts to colonize the country starting in 1521 ...

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HelperChoice Christmas Party 2017: Connecting Helpers & Employers around Wine Tasting

One of HelperChoice’s core missions is to help domestic workers and employers “connect together”. The ethical online platform was firstly created in 2012 to support employers who would like to find a new helper and conversely for helpers to find new families. But the scope of this motto is not limited only to the recruitment! HelperChoice organises also free events so that both employers and helpers can meet and enjoy ...

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Go Behind The Scenes of a 16-km Race With 5 Domestic Workers

HelperChoice has followed five domestic workers who prepared and ran the Tiger’s Head, a 16-km race last Saturday on November 25th, 2017. HelperChoice organised a photo contest to identify the runners who were very motivated and able to run this long distance on Lantau island and 5 domestic helpers were able to run for free this race (thanks to a partnership with the organiser – The GreenRace), challenge their own ...

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Many times over history, women have had to prove themselves

Women’s Rights Evolution

In the past century, women’s rights have significantly improved. Civil society and the emergence of various feminist movements – like the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 70’s –played a crucial role in reducing inequities existing between men and women. Undeniably, women today, have access to far greater employment opportunities than ever before in history. Women’s right to vote was certainly a huge step forward and the Millenium Development Goals have ...

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International Day of Family Remittances

A recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers If you take a look at your calendar, you’ll come to realize that there are many International Days – and more being added every year – celebrated all over the world! International Day of Family Remittancesis one of them and is annually celebrated on June 16th. Although it was fairly recently established (in 2015 at the opening of the Fifth Global Forum on Remittances and Development in ...

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day was inaugurated in the aftermath of the first international talks ever on environmental issues – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – which took place in 1972 in Stockholm. Since then it has been celebrated every year on June 5 with a different theme; this year’s central theme being ‘Connecting People to Nature’ – and in a different host country every year – as part ...

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World Book Day

Ever wondered whether there was a Book Day? Well the answer is yes! World Book Day is a thing. It is a UNESCO-promoted celebration of books and reading which takes place every year on April 23, in more than 100 countries, including Singapore. Books are a fantastic way to get inspired and empowered. They help us improve as individuals and discover new things about a wide variety of topics and ...

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