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Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"Under the new law, individuals convicted under the Penal Code for any offenses committed against vulnerable victims--...domestic workers--will be liable to up to twice the maximum penalty" (21). "Pregnancy is a breach of the standard work permit conditions for foreign workers, and the government cancels work permits and requires repatriation of foreign domestic workers who become pregnant" (32). "The government also enforced requirements for employers to provide one rest day per week or compensation for foreign domestic workers" (33). "The Labor Relations and Workplaces Division of the Ministry of Manpower provided free advisory services to both foreign and local workers who experienced problems with employers; it provided mediation services for...more
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government enforced the laws on rape" (21).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law mandates imprisonment and mandatory caning for approximately 30 offenses, such as certain cases of rape, robbery, and drug trafficking" (2). "Sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine, or both, and if the victim is 14 or younger punishable by as long as 20 years in prison and a fine or caning" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government enforced the laws on rape and domestic violence" (21). "The law criminalizes mistreatment of children, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The government enforced the law and provided support services for child abuse victims" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Polygynous marriages constituted 0.2 percent of Muslim marriages" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Victims of sexual crimes may video-record their testimony instead of having to recount it in person. Victims may testify in closeddoor hearings, with physical screens to shield them from the accused person. Lawyers may not ask questions about a victim’s sexual history, unless the court grants them permission to do so" (21).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygyny is permitted for Muslim men but is limited and strictly regulated by the Registry of Muslim Marriages, which oversees Muslim marriages and other family law matters" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law will abolish marital immunity for rape" (21). "Spousal rape is not specified as a crime in most situations, but husbands who force their wives to have intercourse may be prosecuted for other offenses, such as assault. Spousal rape is a criminal offense when the couple is separated, subject to an interim divorce order that has not become final, or subject to a written separation agreement, as well as when a court has issued a protection order against the husband" (21).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes human trafficking, including child sex trafficking" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status" (17).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to police statistics, outrage of modesty incidents continued to increase, with the number increasing 5 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2018 (from 797 to 837 cases). The women’s rights advocacy group AWARE reported that government campaigns encouraging women to report sexual molestation led to the increase" (22). "In April, National University of Singapore student Monica Baey drew national attention to sexual harassment on campuses when she expressed unhappiness about the punishment a voyeur received for filming her in a shower at a university hostel without her consent" (22).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No law limits the participation of women and minorities in the political process" (19).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Social and Family Development investigated 1,163 child abuse cases in 2018, 30 percent more than in 2017" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The women’s rights advocacy group AWARE reported that government campaigns encouraging women to report sexual molestation led to the increase. Media gave significant coverage to sexual harassment convictions throughout the year, and several members of parliament urged the government to address sexual harassment in the workplace more actively" (22). "In April, National University of Singapore student Monica Baey drew national attention to sexual harassment on campuses when she expressed unhappiness about the punishment a voyeur received for filming her in a shower at a university hostel without her consent. The police had issued a warning to the student not to reoffend, and the university suspended him for one term. The...more
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Commentators believe that the number of child abuse cases reported annually is growing due to improved detection efforts, an increase in the availability of support services, and government publicity campaigns that encourage reporting" (23).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Under the law rape is a crime, with maximum penalties of 20 years’ imprisonment and the possibility of caning. By law only a man can commit rape. A man cannot legally be a victim of rape but may be the victim of unlawful sexual penetration, which carries the same penalties as rape" (21). "The age of consent for noncommercial sex is 16 years" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law allows the banning, seizure, censorship, or restriction of written, visual, or musical materials if authorities determine that such materials threaten the stability of the state, contravene moral norms, are pornographic, show excessive or gratuitous sex" (12). " The law is ambiguous regarding employment of persons ages 16 to 18 in the production of pornography" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Women and girls, men older than 50 years and boys younger than 16, men sentenced to death whose sentences were not commuted, and persons determined medically unfit were exempt from punishment by caning" (2).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"There was no legislation banning FGM/C" (22).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Individuals younger than 21 who wish to marry must obtain parental consent, and the couple must attend a mandatory marriage preparation program. Individuals younger than 18 also require a special license from the Ministry of Social and Family Development to wed or, if they are marrying under Muslim law, they require permission from the kadi (a Muslim judge appointed by the president), who will grant permission only under special conditions" (23-24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Type I (a) (as classified by the World Health Organization) FGM/C was practiced among a small portion of the Muslim population. Referred to locally as 'ceremonial' female circumcision, it was undertaken as a standardized procedure by designated doctors under the supervision of the Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association" (22).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Several voluntary welfare organizations that assisted abused women noted that gender-based violence was underreported but the number of reported incidents was increasing, which they said was the result of advocacy campaigns to address social stigma" (21).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Authorities may detain (but generally do not prosecute) persons younger than 18 whom they believe to be engaged in prostitution. They prosecute those who organize or profit from prostitution, bring women or girls to the country for prostitution, or coerce or deceive women or girls into prostitution" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Harassment is a crime and the law includes harassment within and outside the workplace, cyberbullying, and bullying of children. The law also prescribes mandatory caning and minimum of two years’ imprisonment on conviction on any charge of 'outraging modesty' that causes the victim to fear death or injury. The law also subjects persons convicted of using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behavior to maximum fines of S$5,000 ($3,630). It also provides a range of self-help measures, civil remedies, and enhanced criminal sanctions to protect against harassment" (22). "No laws mandate nondiscrimination in hiring based on gender; prohibit employers from asking questions about a prospective employee’s family status during a...more
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"Type I (a) (as classified by the World Health Organization) FGM/C was practiced among a small portion of the Muslim population" (22).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Elections Department declared Halimah Yacob president in 2017; she was the only candidate who qualified for the ballot, which was reserved that year for an ethnic Malay" (1). "The 2017 presidential election was thus restricted to eligible Malay candidates. In 2017 former speaker of parliament Halimah Yacob became president without a vote because she was the only candidate" (18). "Three of the 19 members of cabinet were women, and the country’s president was a minority race woman" (19).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes human trafficking, including child sex trafficking, and authorities enforced the law" (24).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No law limits the participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (19).