Tag: sexual harassment

Minister Teo cites “concerns about overreach” in abstaining from voting for ILO treaty against workplace harassment

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo cited "concerns about overreach" as the reason behind Singapore's decision to abstain from voting in the United Nations global pact against workplace violence and harassment. The International Labour Organization (ILO) proposed the Violence And Harassment Convention 2019 on June...

S$6,000 fine given to police supervisor for sexual innuendo, degrading remarks to policewoman

Singapore — For consistently subjecting his female subordinates to degrading sexually explicit remarks for almost one year, a police supervisor has been slapped with a S$6,000 fine. The police supervisor, age 36, is a decade older than the policewoman, who endured a prolonged period of...

Report: A quarter of Singaporean women have been sexually harassed with more than half unreported

SINGAPORE — A quarter of Singaporean women have experienced sexual harassment, according to latest research by YouGov Omnibus. Of those (men and women) who were sexually harassed, only half reported it or told someone else about the incident, mostly because they were too embarrassed. On...

Woman who reported sexual harassment sentenced to six months jail instead

Indonesia—A woman reported her colleague for sexual harrassment, but she was the one who ended up with a six-month sentence. Former school teacher Baiq Nuril Maknun (41), an Indonesian national, received unwanted lewd phone calls from the principal of a school at which she once...

DeepNude now a real threat to women in Singapore

Since the launch and spread of the DeepNude app, more women in Singapore have reported having their photos stolen and fabricated to show them naked. According to a report by The New Paper, a woman by the name of Rose was horrified to discover that...

He wants to be her sugar daddy but teen student goes to police instead

A teenage student at a university in Malaysia went to the police to report a lecturer for sexual harassment after the latter offered to be her sugar daddy for Rm500 a month. The sugar daddy lecturer arrested in June but later released. He offered to...

Indonesian woman goes to jail for recording her boss’s lewd phone call

41-year-old Nuril Maknun, a part-time school bookkeeper at a high school in Lombok must serve at least six months in prison for recording her boss' lewd phone call as proof she was being harassed. She was charged for distributing obscene material according to the Supreme...

Singapore needs a better recourse for dealing with sexual assault

Singapore—As more sexual assault cases are being reported, many Singaporeans (41 percent) still believe that false accusations of sexual harassment are a larger problem than acts of assault that go unreported, according to a survey carried out by Ipsos earlier this year. In contrast to...

Petitions with over 21,000 signatures for NUS student seeking stronger deterrents against campus perverts

Singapore – Two petitions were started for the National University of Singapore (NUS) student who was filmed without her consent and knowledge while showering in Eusoff Hall. News of the incident broke out on April 19 and had since made headlines. The punishment for the perpertrator...

Google’s historic 20,000-strong walkout against sexual harassment kicked off at Singapore headquarters

In a protest against Google’s treatment of sexual harassment, at least 20,000 employees of the tech giant walked out on November 1 all over the globe—starting with Google’s Singapore office. Google staff from Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Zurich and London, and other cities participated in...