Singapore Women's Charter: Roles, Responsibilities And Rights In Marriage


by Devasahayam, Theresa W. (Ed.)

Singapore Women's Charter: Roles, Responsibilities And Rights In Marriage

Price:  US$23.02   (SGD29.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 200 pages
Published:  2011, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814279765
SB#:  051167 (110)

About This Book

The Singapore Women's Charter was enacted in 1961. These six specialists' papers are published to mark the jubilee and to explore the development, functioning and weakness of the Charter, and its significance in Singapore and beyond. A paper on legal mechanisms for protecting women's rights in Southeast Asia and also in Singapore is followed by a detailed exploration of the social situation from which the Charter emerged in 1961. The significant provisions of the Charter are discussed by a senior legal academic, and how divorcees view the Charter is by a practising lawyer. A social caseworker views the psychosocial impact of the Charter's provisions on families experiencing domestic violence. The epilogue paper looks ahead at the future of women's rights' protection. Indexed.


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