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Campaign Action: Write to MCYS

(Campaign Actions are suggestions we make every fortnight for steps you can take – in addition to spreading the No To Rape message online – to help the effort for change. Previous Campaign Actions: [1], [2], [3] and [4].)

The current No To Rape Campaign Action is:

Write to MCYS. Last November, Minister for State for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon and Coordinating Director/Corporate Management for MCYS Mrs Tan Hwee Seh signed up to a UNIFEM campaign as representatives of the Singapore government.

This signature commits the government to making it a top priority to end violence against women.

Send an email or a letter to Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon citing this commitment and stating your support for the total abolition of marital immunity for rape.

Email: foo_yee_shoon@mcys.gov.sg

Post: Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, 512 Thomson Road, MCYS Building, Singapore 298136

The letter will have more effect if you use your own words, but here are some things you could say:

- Marital rape, like all rape, is a form of violence. (If this is supported by your religious beliefs, please explain that fact.)

- The government should fulfil the commitment it took on in signing up to the UNIFEM campaign, by ensuring its laws and policies adequately address violence against women.

- Marital immunity for rape denies women the protection of the law in cases of violence to their person. It should be completely abolished.

More ideas can be found in the Model Letter in the Promote section.

Thank you for speaking up on behalf of women in Singapore. Every action you take for the campaign brings us closer to change.

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