Tackling issues women face - at home and at work

Review of women's issues in Singapore: Call for mindset change to pave way for flexi-work

As a thorough review of women's issues in Singapore is under way, The Sunday Times looks at areas of concern, from gender roles at home to unwanted attention at work and school

Flexibility is key in helping women juggle work and domestic commitments.
Flexibility is key in helping women juggle work and domestic commitments.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The roles women play at home and the workplace will be among the topics tackled in a comprehensive review of issues affecting women, which was announced by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam two weeks ago.

In many Asian societies, a woman's place is still seen as the home, not the workplace, said Singapore Human Resources Institute president Low Peck Kem.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 04, 2020, with the headline 'Call for mindset change to pave way for flexi-work'. Print Edition | Subscribe