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PROPOSAL TO TWEAK GENDER BIAS IN WOMEN’S CHARTER

MEN who are incapacitated may soon be able to claim maintenance from the wives they are divorcing. The idea of awarding maintenance based on need and not only gender is one of the proposed amendments to the Women's Charter that may be tabled in Parliament after public consultation ends early next year. Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing revealed this yesterday after he joined a women's group dialogue at the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO).

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