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.
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%
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.
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.
US Department of Justice, 2011
The average age of a young woman first being trafficked is 12-14 years old.
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.
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.