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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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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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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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Monday 3 August 2015

Los Angeles, USA
A Gold medal won by 100m sprinter Tomasi Ma’asi at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, brings Tonga's medal tally to five. Every member of the team has won a medal - earning Tonga a full set of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Games that ended on 2 August in Los Angeles, USA.
Friday 31 July 2015

Los Angeles, USA
Tonga has received its third medal, a silver medal for Tutaleva Fehoko who came second in her 50m run at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
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Thursday 30 July 2015

Los Angeles, USA
Tonga has won its first two bronze medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angles, USA.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Los Angeles, USA
Tonga's star sprinter Tomasi Ma’asi is into the Finals this week after winning the 100m and 200m sprints in his division at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Los Angeles, USA
Four Tongan athletes are competing for the first time at the Special Olympics World Summer Games that held its opening ceremony on 25 July in Los Angeles.
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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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Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four athletes, including a gold medalist sprinter from Tonga, will participate in this year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, from July 25 to August 2.
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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.
Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongans received cash prizes for their short stories on ‘Human Rights in Everyday Life’ marking the International Human Rights Day on Wednesday, 10 December in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 6 December 2013
Newcastle, Australia
Tonga has won six medals including three gold medals won by winning sprinter Tomasi Ma’asi at the Special Olympics 2013, Asia Pacific Games, that ended in Newcastle, Australia today.
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Friday 10 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixteen athletes from Tonga will participate in this year’s Asia-Pacific Special Olympics in Newcastle, Australia, from November 28 to December 7.
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