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Thursday 30 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua.
Thursday 9 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’utu’uni ‘a e Tama Tu’i Tupou VI ki he Kapineti ke holomui meihe teu fakamo’oni ‘a Tonga he CEDAW, he ko e toko tahamano tupu ‘o e kakai ‘o Tonga ni na’a nau tohi tangi ange ke ‘oua ‘e kau ‘a Tonga ni ‘i he CEDAW . . – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
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Friday 26 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e fakamaau totonuu (justice) ko e ‘Otua pe ia ‘oku ne lava mo mafai ke fakahokoo. Fakafeta’i ko e ‘ikai fakamaau’i vave au ‘e he ‘Otua, ka ‘oku ne fai ‘eia ‘a e foaki mai ‘o ‘Ene meesi mo e kelesii, ko e fakamaau totonu (justice) ia ‘oku ma’olunga tahaa. – Sione Fotu.
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Sunday 7 June 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
It should not take a rocket-scientist to see that in vain we claim to build a Pacific Nation’s economy when the biggest chunk of the budget goes into payroll. Investment is where we should spend most of our budget instead. - Desert WarLord
Friday 29 May 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Those who think that equality for all including women, can be accomplished without ratification of CEDAW, are deluded. … People should march to the Palace to assure that the Constitution is solid against abortion and same-sex marriage … not against CEDAW. - Sione Lousiale Kava
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Monday 25 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are concerned at a few levels about illicit trade of cigarettes being imported into Tonga without health warnings and certificates of origin. - John Paul Chapman.
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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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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘iai ‘a e hoha’a ‘a e Women and Children Crisis Centre ki he fakamatala fekau’aki mo e tohi tangi kuo tufaki holo ‘i Tonga ni ‘i he fanauako ke nau fakamo’oni ki ai ke fakaha ‘aki ‘enau ta’eloto ke fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ki he CEDAW. - ‘Ofa Guttenbeil, WCCC.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have been following the controversy of the Ratification of CEDAW and am surprised with the reaction, especially from those who don’t support it now because they did support it then. - Sesilia Loloa-Wolff
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Friday 15 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku faka’apa’apa ‘a e Pule’anga kihe vakai ‘a e Hou’eiki Taki Lotu, ka ‘oku ne kei tui ta’etoeveiveiua, ko e faingamlie mahu’inga eni ke fakaha mo fakapapau’i ai ‘e Tonga ki mamani lahi ‘a ‘ene taumu’a ngaue faka-molale, mo e loto mo e faka’amu, ke ta’ofi ‘a e ngaahi founga ‘oku fakafaikehekehe’i’aki ‘a e hou’eiki fefine ‘i Tonga ni, tukukehe pe ‘a e ngaahi faka-ngatangata kuo ‘osi fakaha mahino, felave’i mo e totonu ki he Taloni, ngaahi hingoa mo e tofi’a faka-nopele tukufakaholo, pea mo e hohoko kihe kelekele tukufakaholo, pea ‘e ‘ikai ke ngaue’aki ‘a e Konivesio ke faka-ngofua ‘a e fakato-tama mo e mali ‘a fefine mo e fefine, pe mali ‘a tangata mo tangata. - Hon Sosefo Fe’aomoeata.
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Wednesday 13 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo taimi ke hopo mai ‘a e Pule’angaa ‘o faitu’uni he vave tahaa ke veteki ‘a e fo’i fakapona ni, he ko kinautolu na’a nau li mai ‘a e fo’i puluu, pea kapau ‘oku tokolahi ‘a e ta’eloto ki he fakamo’oni ki he CEDAW pea faka’apa’apa’i. – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo tukumai ‘e he kau Taki Lotu ‘ae ‘ikai kenau loto ke tali ‘e Tonga ‘ae CEDAW. Ko e makatu’unga tefito ‘I he’enau lau, koe’uhi pe koe ngaahi faka’uhinga ‘oku fepaki ‘ae ngaahi kupu ‘e ni’ihi ‘oe CEDAW mo e tokateline ‘oe Lotu. Ko e Kupu 10(h) mo e 12(1) ‘oku faka’uhinga’I ki he fakatotama pea pehe ki he Kupu 16 ‘oku faka’uhinga’I ‘oku fekau’aki mo e mali tatau. -Tito Kivalu
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Monday 11 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo ‘osi teka’i mai ‘ehe Pule’angaa ‘a e fo’i puluu – CEDAW pea ko e me’a pe tetau lava ‘o faii ko e lotu pe ki he ‘Otua ke fai pe ‘eia hono finangalo, ‘oua ‘e manasi’i, he ko e me’a pe ia ‘e tu’u, tu’uloa mo lelei ki Tonga ni. – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
Monday 11 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The current incessant pressure applied by proponents to ratify CEDAW takes me back to Mary Fonua’s account (Feb. 12, 2015). She wrote that CEO Lōpeti Senituli assembled a group of educated and prominent ladies, as “relevant stakeholders” to decide the fate of CEDAW. - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
Friday 8 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e ngaahi fehu’i ‘e 14 ‘o fakafofonga’i ‘a e setāsio ‘e 14, hala hotau fakamo’ui´, Sēsū Kilisitō/Sisū Kalaisi ki he kolosi´, ne ‘ohake mo fa’u mei he tali ‘a e kau taki lotu ‘i Tonga ki he CEDAW, ‘oku mau kole ki he ‘Otua Mafimafi´ ke tokonia mautolu ‘i he’emau lotua ‘a e ngāue ‘a e pule’anga Tonga´ ki he CEDAW:… -Sr Dr Kalo Sikimeti
Thursday 7 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The misconception around abortion and same-sex marriage is just a cover-up for attacks against CEDAW. We need to start talking about the real fears in people, particularly men who are in high positions of power and use these powers to control the masses - the real fear is about women and women’s rights overall. The real fear is about giving up male privileges. If we want to talk open and honestly let’s get down to business and stop using CEDAW as an excuse. - ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki
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Tuesday 5 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘ikai ke poupou ‘a e kau Taki Lotu ‘o e Fonua ki he Talite CEDAW, he ‘oku mahino ‘oku ‘ikai ko ha Talite lelei eni ki Tonga. Ko hono taumu’a ke tu’unga tatau ‘a e tangata mo e fefine. ‘Oku tui ai ‘a e kau Taki Lotu, ko ‘etau tali ‘a e Talite ko eni, ko e matapā ia ke tali kotoa mo e ngaahi Kupu kuo tau tuku mavahe, pea ko e toki tu’unga fakaloloma lahi eni ki he fonua pea kovi ange ko hono pa’usi’i ai ‘a e lotu faka-Kalisitiane mo e ‘Otua Mafimafi na’a Ne foaki mai ‘a e Tau’atāina Faka-‘Otua ma’a Tonga. - Kau Taki Lotu ‘o Tonga.
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Monday 4 May 2015
Lautoka, Fiji
Australia’s protest at the execution of two of its citizens in Indonesia is futile, only symbolic and definitely hypocritical, by any standard.
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Saturday 2 May 2015
London, UK
It has been reported on the social media that your Government wants a Royal Commission to investigate Tonga’s passport ‘scandal’; may I suggest that your Government also propose a Royal Commission enquiry into the burning of Nuku’alofa in 2006. – Senolita Swan.
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Saturday 2 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku lahilahi ‘a e ta’efiemalie ‘i he anaga hono fakalele ‘o e ngaahi pisinisi ‘a e Pule’angaa ‘ehe kau Talekita kuo hilifaki kia kinautolu ‘a e fatongia ko hono tokanga’i ‘a e koloa ‘a e kakaii. – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.

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