13 Aug '11, 5pm

Pls ! Protecting the rights of women and children #VAW #DV

A series of milestone events marks 2011 as a significant year for Singapore in human rights. Singapore participated in its first Universal Periodic Review for an assessment of its laws and practices by submitting a national report and sending a delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, clarifying its position on many human rights issues before an international body for the first time. The Republic also played host to the Summer Institute on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, drawing local and international participants to discuss women and children's rights. Earlier this month, a Singapore delegation led by Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob presented a report to the UN Committee on women's rights in New York. These key developments reflect the growing human rights discourse in Singapore. As a developed na...

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