Country Singapore
Year 2012
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Singapore Prison Service has put in place measures to prevent violence against women within its penal facilities. Prison Regulations require the strict separation of female inmates from male inmates, and all female prisoners are housed in a separate penal facility from male prisoners. All correctional facilities for women inmates are run by female Prison officers only and no male officers are deployed in these facilities. Physical abuse of inmates in any form is not tolerated and is liable for disciplinary action after due inquiry by the Superintendent of an institution. Necessary measures are also taken to prevent inmate-on-inmate violence, such as through proper classification and segregation of violence-prone inmates.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Singapore to the questionnaire on violence against women 2012