Last Friday saw the goodwill-glamour of UN Women’s SNOW Gala 2018, organised by its Singapore Committee, happily flooding our Instagram feed.
The Say No to the Oppression of Women (SNOW) Gala is a highly anticipated fundraising event on each year’s charity calendar. And this year’s rendition celebrated its 20th anniversary, with a game-changing theme to boot, called — well, of course — Gamechangers.
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Held at Capella Singapore, the evening brought together socially engaged business executives, entrepreneurs, fashionistas and philanthropists, including Trina Liang-Lin (the committee’s past president pictured above), as well as Guest of Honour, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, Low Yen Ling.
Guests enjoyed a degustation menu catered by Michelin-starred chef Beppe De Vito too, but perhaps the high point of the SNOW Gala 2018 was that it managed to raise a record-smashing $500,000, in which 20 percent will go towards building safe spaces for women and girls at Cox’s Bazar, the Rohinya refugee camps where sexual and physical violence has been a daily occurrence. The rest will be used to help support the work of the Singapore Committee of UN Women to empower women and girls in Singapore and the region.
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Tonight's #SNOWGala2018 is raising funds for a very important cause. We are raising funds to build safe spaces for women and girls who have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar to refugee camps across Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Read more about our regional cause: http://ow.ly/cZcO30lUrdC
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Here, we spotlight some of the night’s powerful female attendees through their very own Instagram posts, all looking like the true and fantastic #feminists that they are.
1. Iroshini Chua, with Ginny Wiluan, Ho Ching Lin, Tjin Lee and Tan Min-Li
2. Lavinia Thanapathy, with Laina Raveendran and Trina Liang-Lin
3. Paige Parker
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4. Tan Min-Li, with Marilyn LumView this post on Instagram
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5. Lynn Yeow-De Vito, with Beppe De VitoView this post on Instagram
Thanks to Raffles Fashion Designer, Shao Ruowen's for dressing me! Rouwen's bold mix of colors, prints, patterns & textures on this outfit celebrates individual and independent style across ages, professions, and gender. Most importantly, to encourage all ladies to have their own voices towards leadership, economic employment, violence against women, peace and security. . . . #RafflesFashionDesigner #RafflesSingapore #SuccessbyDesign #StudyatRaffles #unwomen #snowgala2018
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