Tackling issues women face - at home and at work

Review of women's issues in Singapore: Keeping the conversation going on sexual misconduct in universities

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

Former NUS student Monica Baey at an event organised by the Association of Women for Action and Research last November. Undergraduates said there was heightened awareness of sexual misconduct among students in the months that followed the uproar over
Former NUS student Monica Baey at an event organised by the Association of Women for Action and Research last November. Undergraduates said there was heightened awareness of sexual misconduct among students in the months that followed the uproar over the case involving Ms Baey. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

It has been more than a year since Ms Monica Baey, a former National University of Singapore (NUS) student, sent a wake-up call to tertiary institutions in the Republic to take sexual harassment seriously.

All it took was a string of Instagram stories expressing her disappointment about the lack of victim support, after a male student filmed her in the shower at Eusoff Hall in November 2018.

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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 'Keeping the conversation going on sexual misconduct in universities'. Print Edition | Subscribe