At the London Olympics, equestrian Laurentia Tan becomes Singapore’s most bemedalled Paralympian when she adds a silver and a bronze medal to the two bronzes she won at the Beijing Games.
Singapore partially lifts its reservation to Articles 2 and 16 of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (UNCEDAW) following the fourth Periodic Report to the UN CEDAW.
The Women’s Desk in the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports is renamed the Office for Women’s Development. This is in line with the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women’s (CEDAW) recommendation.
SCWO launches BoardAgender, an initiative to raise awareness of the merits of gender balanced business and the promotion of women to leadership positions, especially in the board room.
An archaic law, Section 157(d) of the Evidence Act, that makes it possible to discredit an alleged sexual assault victim through her sexual history is deleted.
In November, AWARE launches the Sexual Assault Befrienders Service, the first support service in Singapore for survivors of sexual assault.