Review of women’s issues: Advocates seek better gender education, equal caregiving duties

More equal sharing of caregiving responsibilities and weeding out banter that objectifies women are among some of the issues affecting women which advocates want to see considered in a comprehensive review.
More equal sharing of caregiving responsibilities and weeding out banter that objectifies women are among some of the issues affecting women which advocates want to see considered in a comprehensive review.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

More equal sharing of caregiving responsibilities, better education on issues of sex and consent, and weeding out banter that objectifies women - these are some of the issues affecting women which advocates want to see considered in a comprehensive review that was announced at a dialogue yesterday.

Legislating some of these suggestions will send a strong signal on women's role in Singapore society, but such efforts must be coupled with education to drive a change in mindset, they said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2020, with the headline 'Advocates seek better gender education, equal caregiving duties'. Print Edition | Subscribe