With a clear definition of trafficking in persons, the new law aims to prevent the practice of trafficking. Critics say it does not sufficiently protect victims.
A new law requires foreign domestic workers to have at least one rest day every week.
Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first woman Speaker of Parliament.
A $2 billion Marriage and Parenthood Package is announced. It includes the introduction of one week of paternity leave and one week of parental leave to be shared by husband and wife.
Zuraidah Abdullah is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Singapore ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.