International Violence Against Women Survey: Final Report on Singapore

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Brigitte Bouhours

Australian National University (ANU)

Wing Cheong Chan

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Benny Bong

Society Against Family Violence

Suzanne Anderson

Society Against Family Violence

Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

A major impediment to tackling violence against women is the lack of accurate information to formulate and evaluate policies and laws to meet this objective. Meaningful comparisons with data in other countries are also not possible without a common set of indicators.

The International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS) is an instrument designed to fill some of the gaps in data collection. Eleven locations have conducted this survey between 2003 and 2005: Australia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Mazambique, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland. Analyses of the data collected from these surveys are reported in a book by Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus and Sammi Nevala, titled Violence Against Women: An International Perspective (Springer, 2008).

Singapore joined this small group of countries in 2009 when a total of 2006 women aged between 18 and 69 years were surveyed using the IVAWS. This report sets out the findings of the survey.

Keywords: crime, violence against women

Suggested Citation

Bouhours, Brigitte and Chan, Wing Cheong and Bong, Benny and Anderson, Suzanne, International Violence Against Women Survey: Final Report on Singapore (June 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2337291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2337291

Brigitte Bouhours (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia
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Wing Cheong Chan

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Benny Bong

Society Against Family Violence ( email )

Singapore

Suzanne Anderson

Society Against Family Violence ( email )

Singapore

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