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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police manhunt is continuing in Tongatapu for a 28-year-old male suspect who is on the run after allegedly imprisoning his partner at a plantation in Puke last month.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School students turned out in orange yesterday, 25 February, as part of the “Unite to end violence against women and girls” campaign sponsored by UN Women and Tonga’s Talitha Project.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Women & Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) says that it has assisted more than 1,800 women and children in Tonga since its inception in 2009. The Nuku’alofa based centre says that there have been some dramatic cases of domestic disturbances, including incidents of child molesting. By Finau Fonua.
Sunday 25 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Why do we educate our young people with violence?” asks artist Ebonie Fifita, clutching a punch bag she has created out of a multitude of Tongan school uniforms, to add visibility to the issue of community violence.
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Friday 2 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mother who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of her 14-year-old daughter whom she severely assaulted last August will be sentenced on Wednesday May 7, at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court. The girl died of septic shock and multiple organ failure days after a prolonged beating by her accused family members, who then left her without medical care.
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Monday 14 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first sitting of Tonga’s Court of Appeal which ended on Wednesday, April 9, in Nuku’alofa delivered judgments, that included reducing a 16-years sentence imposed on a man who sharpened his knife and stabbed his sleeping wife 23 times. The court replaced it with 10-years imprisonment with the final two-years suspended.
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty young girls aged 11-19 years from Tongatapu villages have taken part in a three-day “Eliminating Violence against Girls” Camp 2014.
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifita ‘Ofa, a mother whose faces manslaughter charges over the death of her 14-year-old daughter, was released on bail after the case was adjourned to 21 January 2014, to allow the Crown to review the evidence and decide on appropriate charges.
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Victims of domestic violence will have easy access to free non-judgmental counseling and also to a police officer and a registered nurse, who will be stationed at the Women and Children Crisis Centre in central Nuku‘alofa as part of a new “one-stop-shop” crisis service that was launched today.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop for Town and District Officers, all men to lead the drive to eliminate violence against women, was launched this morning, 25 November by Lord Vaea at the Davina House, Nuku’alofa.
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Law
Friday 6 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Bill 2013 passed by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga on September 4, after three weeks of heavy debate, will help the police to deal with family violence that is increasing in Tonga. It now awaits the assent of the King and is expected to be enacted next year.
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five award-winning writers received cash prizes on Friday in the first Tongan Journalism Awards programme, organised by the Tonga National Planning Committee for International Women’s Day.
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Law
Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Family Protection Bill 2013 will provide protection orders that will quickly and firmly stop a significant crime in Tonga - a crime that has killed four women and left others hospitalized due to severe beatings from either their partners or husbands. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga lacks real statistics on the economic cost of domestic violence, the cost of the crime to the country is huge. Awareness is the key, and it is not easy to estimate the cost of family violence unless we all come out and talk about it, Siosi Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga said on April 17.
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police makes two to three arrests a week for domestic violence, which is a tiny tip of the iceberg, while statistics revealed a drop in the rate of reporting the crime to the police, which causes concern, said Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee on April 15. By Linny Folau
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence is a learned behavior. Community violence is a traumatic event that is a bad symptom of something that has reached deep into our society. It is a behavior of citizens who are stressed, who are trying to cope and solve problems. Some of the sources of stress include poverty, lack of housing, joblessness, family pressures, and hopelessness. …In random community violence, like we are seeing here in Tongatapu, there are no warnings. This should make us all realize that something like this could happen to us. By Kristi Seymour.
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Law
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A landmark Family Protection Bill is set to be introduced to Tonga’s Parliament soon and is currently undergoing public consultations.
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Friday 8 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raise the awareness of our community on domestic violence which is happening in Tonga and use the media as a vehicle to tell the real stories of women and break the silence that allows violence, urged Hon Frederica Tuita to a national event to mark the International Women’s Day 2013 in Nuku’alofa, on March 8.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga there is violence between high school boys, young men in villages, between and within families and in public places. “And at the end of each case someone’s loved one is injured or badly affected, sadly, the perpetrators of violence are mostly by us, the men,” Lord Vaea said today as Tonga marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Thursday 15 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence against women has become a way of life for some Tongan families, according to a report that was published last month by the Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili Inc., a local women’s non government organization.
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