Singaporean respondents who have been victims of sexual harassment by gender 2019

During this 2019 survey, 26 percent of the female respondents in Singapore stated they have experienced sexual harassment. By comparison, nine percent of the male respondents surveyed admitted to having experiences sexual harassment.

In Singapore, the term “sexual harassment” does not yet have a legal definition. However, the Protection from Harassment Act (“POHA”) 2014 provides various criminal sanctions, civil and self-help remedies to better protect people from harassment and related anti-social behavior. Unfortunately, applying for an order under POHA is complicated and costly, as applicants need a lawyer to assist in the preparation and submission of documents and subsequent proceedings.

Share of respondents in Singapore who have been victims of sexual harassment as of June 2019, by gender

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

June 2019

Number of respondents

1,045 respondents

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

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