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Quest for equality: What ought to be relooked amid review of issues concerning Singapore women?

One recurring issue raised in dialogues is the need for society to alter its mindset about traditional gender roles. Some say it has to start with changes to the Constitution.
One recurring issue raised in dialogues is the need for society to alter its mindset about traditional gender roles. Some say it has to start with changes to the Constitution.PHOTO: LIM YONG TECK FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Women in Singapore live longer than men, and more make it to university than men. Women have also caught up, though not fully, with men in terms of work and pay.

The World Economic Forum ranked Singapore 54 out of 153 countries on gender equality.

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