Singapore records lower gender inequality: report-Xinhua

Singapore records lower gender inequality: report

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-10 16:02:00

SINGAPORE, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Singaporean females have attained growing equality in the workplace over the past few years, according to the Progress on Singapore Women's Development 2024 issued Friday.

The employment rate for Singaporean females aged 25 to 64 has increased from 69.2 percent to 76.6 percent from 2013 to 2023, with the gender employment rate gap narrowed to 12.4 percentage points, according to the report released by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

Local females' representation in business leadership has also increased. For the top 100 companies listed in the Singapore Exchange, the percentage of women on boards has tripled from 7.5 percent in 2013 to 22.7 percent by last June.

Healthcare services have been improved for women, said the Ministry, noting that the number of females aged 15 years who have received the HPV vaccine increased from 1.3 percent to 89.4 percent from 2014 to 2022.

Singaporean authority also amended the Women's Charter last year to strengthen the government's ability to intervene in family violence, the report added.