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Seminar video highlights, Part 1

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Videos from our public seminar have been available for some time, but we’ve gone through them to extract some brief portions that may be of particular interest.

Benny Bong, President of the Society of Family Violence, talks about some of the troubling aspects of marital rape cases, including how a lack of societal condemnation is like a second victimisation:

Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong of the NUS Law Faculty responds to a question about whether “vengeful wives” have been known to make abusive allegations of marital rape in those countries which make no distinction between marital rape and stranger rape:

A member of the audience comments on cases where women know their husbands are cheating on them, but nevertheless believe they are obliged to have sex despite the possible ramifications for their own health (e.g. sexually transmitted infections):

More short clips to come – watch this space!

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Towards Criminalising Marital Rape: on video

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Videos of our public seminar are now being posted here. Not all of the event is reflected there yet, as the uploading process takes some time, but most of the presentations and Q&As are already available. So if you didn’t make it to SMU last Friday – or if you did, and want to revisit any of it – have a look!

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No To Rape films: “It is time we speak up”

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Thanks to the kindness of writer/director David Shiyang Liu, we are pleased to release the film-ad, “It is time we speak up”. This premiered at the No To Rape Seminar on Friday and is now available on YouTube. Please share this video with friends and family, and encourage them to sign the Petition today.

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Tweets and video from the seminar

Friday, August 7th, 2009

If you can’t attend tonight’s Seminar in person, there are other ways to catch up with the discussion. We will be using Twitter to send live updates – simply follow @notorape or use the hashtag #notorape to tune in to what’s going on.

We will also be filming the presentations and discussions, and hope to make these available to everyone through our website in due course.

Finally, thanks to the kindness of volunteers, No To Rape has a number of film ads in the pipeline. The first will premiere at the seminar tonight, but you should be able to watch them all soon right here.

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Anita Kapoor to moderate No To Rape Seminar

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

No To Rape is very pleased to announce that our public seminar on 7 August, Towards Criminalising Marital Rape, will be moderated by the campaign’s celebrity ambassador, Anita Kapoor. She will facilitate what we expect to be an insightful and informative discussion on the issues raised by the call to abolish marital immunity for rape. If you want to find out more or have any questions – about experiences of marital rape, about the legal nuances of the subject, and about how we can make this reform a reality – this is a unique opportunity to speak to those in the know. More details, and a registration form, can be found here.

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Towards Criminalising Marital Rape: A Public Seminar

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

No To Rape is very pleased to announce, and to welcome you to, Towards Criminalising Marital Rape: A Public Seminar, organised with the kind assistance of SMU Law Society.

Do you want to know what domestic violence in Singapore is really like? Are you interested in how to make the No To Rape objective a legislative reality? Or would you like to put your doubts about and disagreements with No To Rape to the experts? This is your chance.

Look no further than the Seminar on 7 August from 6.30pm. Hear from – and direct your questions to – Dana Lam (AWARE), Benny Bong (Society Against Family Violence), Chan Wing Cheong (NUS Law Faculty), Braema Mathi (MARUAH) and former NMP Siew Kum Hong.

More details, as well as a registration form, can be found here. Spaces are limited, so please do register!

DISCLAIMER: SMU Law Society and SMU support hosting and discussing the subject of marital rape and its legal immunity, but the content of this website reflects the views of No To Rape and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy of SMU Law Society and its greater establishment.

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