03 Aug '11, 11pm

Progress in women's equality, but @UNWomen concerned by 'under-reported' violence against women @Todayonline @UNWomenAust

Singapore - Even as it welcomed the progress made to remove discrimination against women in the Republic, a United Nations (UN) committee on women's rights expressed concern at the persistence of domestic and sexual violence against women here - which it says remains "under-reported". This was among various issues the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) committee brought up in response to a report presented a fortnight ago by Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob at the UN headquarters in New York. Singapore acceded to the international convention in October 1995 and is legally bound to put its provisions into practice. The Republic is also required to submit a national report at least once every four years on the measures it has put in place to comply with the treaty. Delivering the repor...

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