An outstanding women’s rights activist, a renowned family lawyer and a
skilled negotiator, Dr Anamah Tan has close to 30 years of extensive
experience in advancing the rights and status of women in Singapore, Asia
Dr Tan is a pioneer in Asia’s women’s movement and a tireless advocate for
gender issues, particularly, domestic violence and poverty eradication.
Backed by her legal expertise in family law – her firm having won the Asian
Law Award Singapore 2001 for "Best Family Practice" and the Asian Legal
Business "Legal Who's Who Singapore 2003” for Family Law – she has
successfully lobbied for changes in the socio-political and legal frameworks
in Singapore to advance the status of women.
Dr Tan is articulate and resolute in her advocacy for women’s rights. Her
pragmatic views and professional approach have enabled Dr Tan to work
well with both government officials and fellow activists. She has been an
effective bridge between government and women’s groups, never forgetting
her cause while ensuring that the changes she seeks are both substantive and
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