International violence against women survey final report on Singapore 2013

In Singapore, less than one quarter of victims reported their most recent incident of abuse to the police.

 

International Violence Against Women Survey / Reference

Out of 2006 women, one in ten (9.2%) reported having experienced at least once incident of violence by a man in their adult lifetime.

Physical Violence only: 5%
Sexual Violence only: 2.3%
Both Physical and Sexual Violence: 1.9%

 

International Violence Against Women Survey / Reference

The most common form of sexual violence in Singapore was unwanted touching.

 

International Violence Against Women Survey / Reference

Within Singapore, of cases of intimate partner violence that were reported, only 12% were charged and convicted

 

UN Women / Reference

Trafficking ensnares millions of women and girls in modern-day slavery. Women and girls represent 55 per cent of the estimated 20.9 million victims of forced labour worldwide, and 98 per cent of the estimated 4.5 million forced into sexual exploitation.

 

UN Women / Reference

Women in urban areas are twice as likely as men to experience violence, particularly in developing countries.

 

UN Women / Reference

Women are already two to four times more likely than men to become infected with HIV during intercourse. Forced sex or rape increases this risk by limiting condom use and causing physical injuries.

 

UN Women / Reference

Approximately 140 million girls and women in the world have suffered female genital mutilation/cutting.

 

US Department of Justice, 2011

The average age of a young woman first being trafficked is 12-14 years old.

  

UN Women / Reference

According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. However, some national violence studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner.

Singapore Department of Statistics / Reference

14% of the non-resident population are foreign domestic workers (FDWs).

Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economies (HOME) / Reference

54.2% have weekly day-off. 40% have a rest day less than once a week.

Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economies (HOME) / Reference

35% of the participants experienced some form of economic abuse at least once.

Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economies (HOME) / Reference

73% of the respondents experienced restrictions on communication and 74% restrictions on movement by their employer or employer’s family.


Right now, one in ten women in Singapore report experiencing physical or sexual violence. This woman, who we
have named “Anna,” could be your neighbour, your boss, or the woman next to you on the bus.

 

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