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To one expert’s point that sex education could be a good platform for teaching gender issues, she said that had already been addressed in the Ministry of Education’s Framework on Sexuality Education. Responding to additional questions on Article 5, another Singapore representative said the decline in the number of prosecutions and convictions for sexual offenders had occurred in the context of an overall decline in Singapore’s crime rate in recent years. The country had tough penal laws to deter and punish sexual crimes against women. On Article 5, concerning sex role stereotyping and education, she supplied statistics for questions concerning the number of boys choosing home economics and girls choosing technical studies.

Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam announced an initiative that will start in October which will include a series of engagements between the public and private sectors, as well as non-governmental organizations. These will culminate in a White Paper to be issued by the Government in the first half of 2021, which will consolidate feedback and recommendations during the sessions, to be called “Conversations on Women Development”. As it stands now, only Singaporean men can pass on their citizenship to their children born overseas. On the application of Muslim law in Singapore, it was said that Muslims in the country had the same rights and obligations as other citizens. The Administration of Muslim Law Act governed matters pertaining to Muslim religious affairs, the Shariah Court, marriage and divorce, property and certain prescribed offences.

All these have resulted in the construction of a dual role for women in both the economic and domestic spheres. ‘High risk’ pregnant women with obstetric indications attended high-risk clinics whereas ‘low risk’ pregnant women attended general clinics. At the same time, she said, her Government had to be sensitive to the different cultural and religious beliefs of its people. No legislation had specifically set out a definition of discrimination against women. In our study, only 35% of pregnant women will choose to breast feed if they were diagnosed with COVID-19. There is also limited data to guide the postnatal management of babies of mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 in the third trimester of pregnancy. Currently, possibility of infection from breast milk remain uncertain although there is recent evidence to suggest a small risk of transmission through breast feeding .

It is important to examine the state’s gender ideologies and how such ideologies are transmitted via the education system. Gender messages are embedded in the formal and informal school curricula and these play an important part in children’s construction of their gender identities. In Singapore, 0.1% of women aged 20–24 years old who were married or in a union before age 18. The adolescent birth rate is 2.1 per 1,000 women aged 15–19 as of 2019, down from 2.5 per 1,000 in 2018. We chose to perform an online survey as this is a rapid and convenient mode of administration. Limitations of our study include small sample size and lack of internal consistency of questions without validation. Despite our small sample size, the data collected likely representative of our local population as the two large public hospitals which make up more than half of the number of pregnancies and deliveries in Singapore.

  • Respondents did not receive any incentive to complete the survey and standard of care was not affected if they did not participate in the online survey.
  • A representative of Singapore’s Council of Women’s Organizations provided the Committee with information about the role of the Council in the Convention process in the country.
  • Its main objective was to advance the status of women, working closely with the Government, corporations and other NGOs.
  • The aim was to help those who wanted to “keep the pregnancy”, but were unable to do so for economic or other reasons.

A Foreign Worker Unit had been set up in the Labour Relations Department to resolve disputes between foreign workers and their employers over terms and conditions of employment. Foreign domestic workers were allowed into Singapore on the understanding that they were transient workers. Singapore was a small and densely populated country with a very real physical constraint. All foreign workers were fully aware of the conditions under which their work permits would be issued. To related questions, she said there was no undue or unreasonable delay in the time taken to investigate and prosecute complaints of criminal conduct lodged by a female migrant worker. Those contracts provided the core employment terms such as salary, rest day, medical benefits and a description of their duties. Neither local nor foreign domestic workers were covered by the Employment Act because those worked in a home environment, which made enforcement extremely difficult.

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It has been assumed that because girls and boys are given equal opportunities in education, there are no important gender issues in the sphere of education. This book questions such an assumption and problematizes the role of education as a liberating force for women to investigate if education has indeed liberated women or entrapped them in subordination in a patriarchal society.

States parties are required to submit reports to the Committee on measures taken to implement the Convention. At its current three-week session, the Committee is considering the reports of eight States parties on measures taken to implement the Convention – Andorra, Guinea, Singapore, Guyana, Netherlands, Viet Nam, Sweden and Nicaragua. An Optional Protocol of December – ratified by 22 States parties –- entitles the Committee to consider petitions from individual women or groups of women who have exhausted national remedies. It also entitles the Committee to conduct inquiries into grave or systematic violations of the Convention.

It was aimed principally to promote the status of women and enable them to achieve their fullest potential. The Committee, comprising 23 experts from around the world acting in their personal capacities, monitors compliance with the 168-member Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Operational since 1981, the Convention requires States parties to eliminate discrimination against women in the enjoyment of all civil, political, economic and cultural rights. ​Society of Women Engineers Singapore (SWE@SG)was formed on the 8th March 2021 with official launch on the 23rd June 2021 by 4 corporate partners and 4 universities. On 10 March 2021, SWE@SG was chartered on the sunny island of Singapore with a goal to empower women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders in Singapore and provide support across all stages of their careers. On 20 September 2020, a virtual dialogue session involving more than 100 participants from youth and women organizations was held.