Daily Archives: 2015-12-16

Human Rights Watch: Domestic worker starved in Singapore

By Nisha Varia, Human Rights Watch A couple is currently on trial in Singapore for allegedly starving their domestic worker to the point where she weighed only 29 kilograms (64 pounds). The domestic worker, Thelma Gawidan, who is from the Philippines, says she endured more than a year of subsisting on instant noodles and bread, long working hours – sometimes …

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10 reasons to end marital immunity for rape

By AWARE Singapore According to the Penal Code, “She’s my wife” can be a complete legal defence to charges of rape (s375). The Alliance of Like-Minded CSOs in Singapore (ALMOS), who collaborated in the submission of a shadow report to the UN for Singapore’s Universal Periodic Review, is calling for this to change. Here are ten reasons to support us. Everyone deserves protection …

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