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Friday 22 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some 35 girls from various secondary schools in Tongatapu are holding a Girls Empowerment Camp from September 19-23 as part of activities marking the International Day of Peace.
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Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Let Girls be Girls!" campaign aimed to stop a growing trend of child marriage in Tonga, was launched on Friday, May 19. The campaign seeks to repeal Tonga's law on marriage and lift the legal age to 18-years and over. Currently the law allows children from the ages of 15-17 to marry with parental consent.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Women’s Rugby today received a donation of 50 t-shirts with slogans to end violence against women and girls from Talitha Project, through funding from the United Nations Women.
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Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan girls between the ages of 10-16 years joined self defence classes in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a new program 'My Body My Rights' run by Talitha Project.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talent competition for the International Human Rights Day 2016 theme, "Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today", was held last week in Nuku'alofa as part of a 16-days of activism campaign to end gender-based violence. 'Onakoula Lasike (16) from Nukunuku won $500 for her poem entitled 'What’s my Crime?'.
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Thursday 13 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important to ensure girls and women “are not raised in any form of abuse whether mental or physical,” Tonga's only woman Member of Parliament Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu said as Tonga celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child on Tuesday, 11 October, for the first time.
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Friday 26 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Drop in Centre for the Talitha Project was opened on Thursday, 25 August at Uata Building. The centre provides a safe and supportive meeting place for girls and young women to discuss issues they are facing and participate in development activities, with access to information that will help them realise their own leadership potential.
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Monday 2 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Turn your scars into stars," Vanessa Heleta tells abused women in Tonga. "Orange Day can be a day where we stand up and say enough is enough.”
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Friday 25 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Representatives of secondary schools in Tongatapu gathered at the CBD to mark the International Day of Peace on Friday, 25 September in a special bonding program aimed to stop school fights. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Saturday 13 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American photojournalist Paola Gianturco (75) will feature stories of local girls under the Talitha Project in her sixth photographic book ‘Wonder Girls’, to celebrate girl activists from around the world who are making the world a better place.
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Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The way forward for us as a nation, is as equals. At Talitha Project, we strive for the equality of men and women as we believe that in God’s eyes we are all the same, in that we are His children. CEDAW’s purpose and establishment is reinforcement of that belief, and we will stand by it in full support. - Vanessa Heleta
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Friday 27 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An insightful video documentary called “Women's Leadership in Crisis” was launched by the Talitha Project yesterday evening in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lack of motivation and attention provided at home was one of the main reasons for school failure and widespread laziness among Tongan youth, believes a prominent youth leader, Vanessa Heleta.
Thursday 26 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Orange Day, 25 June, to End Violence against Women and Girls, was marked in Tonga with a luncheon at Davina House hosted by the Talitha Project.
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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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