Singapore Women's Charter: Roles, Responsibilities and Rights in Marriage

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About the Publication

The chapters in this book are an assembly of commentaries by a distinguished team of specialists on the social impact of the Singapore Women's Charter on women and men. The Women's Charter is the main legislation protecting women's rights in the context of the family in Singapore. Highlights of this book include the reasons for legislation to protect women's rights in marriage; how the legislation came about; case studies from Southeast Asia; how the Singapore Women's Charter evolved and became established; how the Charter goes beyond protecting women's rights by reinforcing mens and women's obligations and duties in a marital partnership; how the Charter has come to be perceived by men and women especially in its enforcement in the context of divorce; and the social repercussions of the Charter on the family in its application. There has been ongoing discussion on the implications of the Charter on the lives of Singaporean women and men for some years since its implementation. The purpose of this book is to enrich our understanding of this legislation, its objectives, efficacy and shortfalls.


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Singapore Women's Charter: Roles, Responsibilities and Rights in Marriage [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4279-75-8] 16.90 USD
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Preliminary pages Download
1. Legal Mechanisms for Protecting Women's Rights: Examples from Southeast Asia, by Theresa W. Devasahayam, author 8.00 USD
2. The Women's Charter, 1961: Where We Were Coming From and How We Got There, by Ann Wee, author 8.00 USD
3. Significant Provisions in the Women's Charter, by Leong Wai Kum, author 8.00 USD
4. A Lawyer's Perspective on How Divorcees View the Women's Charter, by Ellen Lee, author 8.00 USD
5. "The Morning After": Understanding and Exploring the Psychosocial Impact of the Women's Charter on Families Experiencing Domestic Violence, by Sudha Nair, author 8.00 USD
6. Epilogue: Some Thoughts on Protecting Women's Rights in the Family and Beyond, by Theresa W. Devasahayam, author 8.00 USD
Index Download

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