Civil Society

Southeast Asian NGOs call upon United Nations to act urgently to bring justice for Myanmar’s atrocities

The United Nations and its member states must act urgently to investigate and prosecute those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes said Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice and Women’s Peace Network – Arakan following the release of the full report of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM), today, which …

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Marital immunity for rape rooted in archaic colonial laws, incompatible with modern society’s morality: No To Rape Campaign activists

At the heels of the release of a report by the Penal Code Review Committee, part of which contains recommendations that will potentially remove husbands' marital immunity against charges of raping their wives, activists and founders of the No To Rape Campaign have raised questions regarding the law's seemingly slow progress in reflecting the values of society today. In a …

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SEAH KIAN PENG – RETRACT YOUR FACEBOOK POST AND ISSUE AN APOLOGY

We refer to MP Seah Kian Peng’s Facebook post dated 1 September 2018. In it, Mr Seah makes a series of misleading statements about several Singaporeans and the Singapore Democratic Party. Despite repeated reminders from concerned citizens, he has neither amended nor taken down his post. On social media, comments related to Mr Seah’s views have become increasingly inflammatory and …

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Muslim women tackle stereotypes head on through diverse stories

This evening, AWARE, Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group will be launching its latest book, Growing Up Perempuan, where a mother of two, talks about trying to break out of the cycle of poverty and domestic violence she had been in since she was a child. “It was like I could never escape this vicious cycle. When …

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Lawyer in exile and former student union leader meets Malaysian Prime Minister along with other activists

Lawyer in exile and president of the University of Singapore’s Students’ Union (USSU) in the 70s, Mr Tan Wah Piow, among other political activists, met Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in the administrative capital of Putrajaya yesterday (Aug 30). The purpose of the meeting was to extend an invitation to the Prime Minister to …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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