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Friday 25 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked White Ribbon Day to stop violence against women with the Ministry of Police holding a free breakfast and entertainment for children and their families this morning, followed by a march by activists through Nuku’alofa this afternoon, at the start of a 16 day campaign to reach out to men.
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Monday 14 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around $30,000 pa’anga was raised by a charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u on Saturday to support the work carried out by the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, on Saturday November 12, at the Polata’ane Royal Residence.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u, themed “A Night of Hope for the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children”, for Saturday night has sold out tickets raising $10,000 pa’anga for the TNCWC centre to support its operation and its community service activities to help eliminate violence against women and children.
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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 16 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sewing entrepreneur, mother and grandmother Seini Mafile’o (73) won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award 2016 today, Friday 16 September, for improving her family sewing business, using the South Pacific Business Development microfinance program.
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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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Thursday 16 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-day National Women’s Forum to discuss the work done on a National Policy on Gender and Development 2014-18 while mapping out a way forward to achieve its aims was held on Thursday, 16 June at Tungi Colonnade.
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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 15 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women who wish to become candidates for district and town officer elections in June this year, yesterday learned from a visiting New Zealand member of parliament, Jenny Salesa, how they can work with the support of other women.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand MP for Manukau East, Jenny Salesa will hold an open meeting with women, particularly those who are interesting in running for public office, in Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 14 April. Salesa will share her experience and encourage attendees on the role women play in politics and decision-making positions
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Monday 11 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local sewing program for women has produced 10 successful trainees who received certificates at Tu’atakilangi village on Saturday 9 April.
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Tuesday 8 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police fronted by its women officers held its first Open Day to mark International Women’s Day 2016, today 8 March, connecting with youth and encouraging students to look at a professional career in policing.
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Friday 18 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Handicraft entrepreneur and mother of six, Susitina Tesi (45) won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award this morning, Friday 18 September, for improving her family handicraft making business, using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program. Photos by Linny Folau
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Monday 31 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A training program to help professional women reach leadership positions was launched in Nuku’alofa on 25 August by the Asian Development Bank in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 27 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ending violence against women is not Tonga’s problem alone nor is it unique to the Pacific. “It is a problem that affects all of our communities and our countries,” the Australian High Commissioner Mr Brett Aldam said in launching a new information resource for women in Nuku’alofa on Saturday July 25.
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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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Monday 1 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition from Non-Government Organisations and the Civil Society Forum of Tonga was presented to Parliament today in support of a Cabinet decision to ratify the United Nation’s Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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Friday 17 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga College won $1,000 first prize in a cheering competition for the International Women’s Day at the finals of the 2015 Inter College Sports Competition that ended on April 17, at Teufaiva Stadium.
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Wednesday 15 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $2000 in prizes are being offered for a cheering competition to be held during the 2015 Inter-College Athletic Competition on April 15-17, to raise awareness on women’s issues.
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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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