Plaque

Shirin Fozdar was a staunch advocate of women’s rights. Of Indian origin, she arrived in Singapore in 1950 with her husband. In 1953, she was the force behind Singapore’s first girls’ club at Joo Chiat Welfare Centre teaching women English and arithmetic. She also played an important part in the formation of the Muslim Syariah court in 1958. She was elected the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Council of Women (SCW) in April, 1952. In her role as the Honorary Secretary of SCW she also played a key role in the drafting and establishment of the Women’s Charter in 1961. In addition, her role in the Women’s movement was a pioneering effort in establishing Southeast Asia’s Baha’i community. This is a commemorative plaque presented to Shirin Fozdar in 1988 by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations “in recognition of her valuable contribution to women's cause.”

Date/Period
1988
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 17.6 x 17.6 x 1.0 cm
Accession No.
2014-01060
Material
Pewter
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Mr.Jamshed K.Fozdar
Category
Folklife Collection