Tag Archives: SINDA

FUNDING BOOST THROUGH GOVT GRANTS

Currently, the Government matches the donations raised by the groups, subject to an annual cap. Last year, the cap was raised for the matching grant for Yayasan Mendaki, the Association of Muslim Professionals and Malay Muslim organisations from $4 million to $5 million from this financial year onwards. The Singapore Indian Development Association (Sinda) now receives up to $1.7 million a year, while the Eurasian Association gets not more than $200,000 annually.

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MORE THAN HALF OF INDIAN CHILDREN ARE COOL WITH WIFE-BEATING

Over half of the Indian adolescent girls, or around 53% think that a husband is justified in beating his wife. In comparison, 41% women in Bangladesh and 54% in Sri Lanka harbour a similar feeling. 57% of adolescent boys in India think a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife

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SINDA COUNSELLOR: “WE ACCEPT WIFE-BEATING AS OUR SUB-CULTURE”

Ms Renjala Balachandran, head of Sinda's Family Service Centre, said 60 per cent of the 1,000 families it helped last year suffered from at least one form of abuse. Five years ago, it was fewer than one in four families. Most cases involve husbands beating wives. Said Mr R. Ganesan, a trained counsellor engaged by Sinda for its roadshows: "There is a sub-culture among Indians. We accept violence as part of daily life and physical abuse as a form of punishment."

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