Singapore Police Force, Sexual Crime Awareness Seminar, 14 Apr 2023
A recent SHE and Global Shapers Singapore Hub survey found that 3 in 10 youth believe that if a woman uploads images of herself online, she should accept all comments directed to her - even the disrespectful ones. Victim blaming, normalising online violence and other stigmatising misconceptions surrounding online harms can stand in the way of help-seeking among targets of online harms.
On April 14, 2023, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) invited SHE to present an exhibition booth on these myths and misconceptions at their Sexual Crime Awareness Seminar event. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam exchanged a few thoughts with SHE's Chairperson, Stefanie Yuen Thio, Board Members Georgette Tan and Kwek Poh Heok, as well as representatives from the SHECARES@SCWO team.
SHECARES@SCWO signals Singapore’s dedication to combat online harms, and we are proud to be not only Singapore’s first dedicated centre to support targets of online harms, but one of the first internationally. We are glad to join hands with SPF to better support victims of sexual crimes, which can take place both online and offline.
Thank you SPF for having us and for the close partnership!