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Petition extension to 30 November

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The No To Rape petition was originally to close in October. However, we are very pleased to say that we have decided to extend it to midnight 30 November, so that the petition will remain open during the period around 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. So we’ll be working hard for the next three months on getting the word out – and hope you can help us too!

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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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Tamil version of petition now available

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Thanks to the generosity of volunteers, the Tamil language version of the No To Rape Petition is now up! You can access this as a webpage or download it as a PDF file which you can send on to friends and family. Don’t forget that Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Bahasa Melayu translations are available too.

p.s. Be sure to register for tomorrow’s seminar – spaces are still available!

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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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Site update: FAQ

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Reverend David Burke of Orchard Road Presbyterian Church has kindly consented to us quoting him in the FAQ section of the website, in response to question 18: “Is it possible there are religious grounds for this marital rape exemption?” Our warm thanks to the Reverend Mr Burke for sharing his views.

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Site update: volunteering, articles and blogs

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

We’ve made a number of changes to the Promote section of the site:

Volunteer: Would you like to volunteer for No To Rape and help abolish marital immunity for rape? We’ve uploaded a Volunteering Form which you should download and return to us by email.

Articles: More news articles on marital rape are available in the right-hand column.

Blogs: We’ve updated the list of blogs that link to us. Thank you all for your support! Honourable mentions to Headspace for some really interesting excerpts from an academic article on marital rape, and Mathia Lee for the lively discussion in the comments.

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Site update: thank you

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

We’ve updated the About section of the site to include credits for many of the individual volunteers who have worked on No To Rape in some form or another. Thank you to everyone for the hard work and thoughtful contributions. The list is not exhaustive as many more people have given, and continue to give, to the campaign, but we hope it goes some way to acknowledging the efforts of those who have brought this movement from concept to reality.

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No To Rape. No Exceptions.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Thank you for visiting

This campaign advocates one simple idea: sexual violence by any person, against any person, is criminal violence. Non-consensual intercourse should be treated as rape regardless of whether the perpetrator and victim are married to each other. If you agree, please sign our online petition to the Prime Minister and help to spread the word.

Although most of this site is in English, we have provided translations of the petition that you can share with those who are more comfortable with Singapore’s other main languages.

Together, we can demonstrate our support for the total abolition of marital immunity for rape. If every one of us can convince even one other person to sign the petition, collectively, we will have a powerful voice.

This site contains tools and resources to help you spread the word to others. Have a look at our FAQ if you would like to know more about the issues, and don’t forget to sign up to our mailer to keep in touch.

Let’s work together to address sexual violence in Singapore.

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