Gladys Yeo
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Gladys is an intern at Asia Law Network and a final year law student at Singapore Management University. She is passionate about social causes and hopes to be a litigator in the future to help the community gain access to the law.

Can you apply for maintenance orders while still in a legal matrimonial relationship?
Divorce and Child Custody,Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesA common misconception that many have is that maintenance orders may only be made following divorce proceedings. However, did you know that you may apply for a maintenance order while still in a subsisting marriage? The table below summarises whom may apply for reasonable maintenance under Section 69 of the Women’s Charter. Maintenance for Applicant […]

Living Organ Donation in Singapore
Organ Donation,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat do you need to know if you want to donate your organ?  Compared to other countries, Singapore has a fairly low combined organ transplant rate Last year, the Ministry of Health revealed that the national public education campaign on organ donation, “Live On” – which was first launched in 2008 – appeared to have […]

What does the abolishment of marital rape mean for Singapore?
Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe situation that immunity from prosecution for marital rape raises serious concerns. Marital rape immunity prevents a husband from being prosecuted under an offence of rape unless certain conditions are being met. The law on rape is provided under Section 375 of the Penal Code. The definition of Rape is the penetration of the vagina […]

Repealing Section 377A
Criminal and Litigation,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat constitutional challenge does Section 377A of the Penal Code face? In Singapore the recent proposal to reform the Penal Code has once again left s 377A untouched. However, elsewhere the equivalent section has been invalidated. In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of India struck down a provision similar to s 377A, generating widespread […]