In September, SCWO launches Maintenance Support Central, a one-stop centre that provides advice and assistance to divorced or separated women who have problems in the enforcement of maintenance orders.
The first annual Singapore Board Diversity Report is released. It is a joint initiative of the NUS Business School and BoardAgender. The first annual report finds that only 6.9% of Singapore’s board directors are women.
The latest amendments to the Women’s Charter are passed in January. These amendments include provisions to better prepare at-risk couples for marriage, mitigate the impact of divorces, and strengthen the enforcement of maintenance orders.
Cheong Koon Hean is the first woman to be appointed CEO of the Housing Development Board.
Singapore's Total Fertility Rate hits 1.16, way below the replacement level of 2.1.
The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons is set up to deal with the problem. Its job is to put into place comprehensive and coordinated strategies to effectively combat human trafficking.