A mother of five, Siunipa Nimo (45), won a business award on May 10 for improving her small homemade baking business using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program.
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.
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.
Four young entrepreneurs have won $1,900 seed capital for building their business plan, in a competition for business investment capital.
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.
A United Nations review conducted on the state of human rights in Tonga was completed on 25 January 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Tonga’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea was questioned over women’s rights, police violence, establishing a national human rights institution, the living conditions of persons with disabilities and the reasons for Tonga’s failure to accede to numerous core international human rights instruments.
Gloria Guttenbeil Pole’o was appointed as the Clerk of the House effective on Monday 28 January 2013, the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga announced today.
Tailulu’s Senior Netball Team won the Mo’onia Cup 2012 and a $700 cash prize after upsetting Marist, the champion for three-years in a row, since the tournament started in 2009.
An Australian medical research scientist, Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino, has been recognised for her work in women’s health and recently chosen as a Victorian Tall Poppy, an award for excellence in scientific research and communication.
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.