Country Singapore
Year 2012
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms, Work with public private sectors > Media
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) works with the media and magazines to educate the public on family violence through articles, editorial write-ups and advertisements.  The focus has largely been preventive in nature, emphasising the identification of signs of family violence and the need to seek help early.  Public education is targeted at two levels - the professionals and service providers, and the public in general.  MCYS takes a life-cycle approach in preventing family violence.  This starts from promoting healthy family relationships in premarital and marriage workshops to equipping parents to nurture and protect their children.  Co-funding is given to social service agencies to run parent education and marriage enrichment programmes and MCYS actively promotes these programmes through advertisements, articles in the media, seminars and popular personalities. 

Source of Information

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