Of monsters and men

A young rape survivor shares her experience of dealing with the trauma of sexual violence One of the most prevailing myths about sexual violence, such as rape and sexual assault, is that the people who commit such crimes...

Behind closed doors

While intimate partner violence is publicly condemned, there is still a tendency to place blame on the victims. Two women tell their stories of why they stayed in abusive relationships and what made them leave “Nothing...
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Ending violence against women

The United Nations has earmarked November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Priya Kulasagaran looks at the depth of the phenomenon, and speaks to survivors of such violence Whil...
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Common Health Conditions that Affect Women

  Over hundreds of years, the female form has been seen as a figure of perfection in art and sculpture but in the everyday world, a woman’s body usually becomes the cause of a lot of stress and worry. So, what can...
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Are You ‘Breast’ Aware?

By Edeline Anne Goh There’s no doubt about it — educating yourself about breast cancer could mean the difference between life and death. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve gathered some import...
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Know Your Vagina

By Dr Ho Choon Moy, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Pantai Hospital Cheras    Many women shy away when the word ‘vagina’ is mentioned or discussed. Some call it ‘private parts’; others call it ‘...