Most common precautions taken to avoid sexual harassment Singapore 2019

According to a survey on sexual harassment conducted in Singapore in June 2019, 68 percent of respondents stated that they avoided certain areas as a precaution against 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. Applicants would need a lawyer to assist in the preparation and submission of documents and subsequent proceedings, which can be expensive.

Most common type of precautions taken by respondents to avoid being sexually harassed in Singapore as of June 2019

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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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