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Dr. Anamah Tan

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Curriculum Vitae

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 and internationally.

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 sustainable.

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