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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School students turned out in orange yesterday, 25 February, as part of the “Unite to end violence against women and girls” campaign sponsored by UN Women and Tonga’s Talitha Project.
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Monday 23 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s discriminatory laws against women do not have to be changed before Tonga ratifies CEDAW - the international convention that is recognised globally as the most important human rights treaty for women. This week strong recommendations are being made to a parliamentary standing committee and then to Cabinet to sign the 33 year old convention, in what will be a landmark decision for Tonga’s international reputation and its women. by Mary Lyn Fonua.
Tuesday 30 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four projects in Tonga that work to end violence against women were awarded $306,635 (USD) in grants today from the Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The White Ribbon Day 25 November was marked in Tonga today as part of an international campaign led by men speaking out to end violence against women and girls.
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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Pink October

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer seen in women in Tonga and so far this year 12 have undergone surgery, so early detection is a very important factor for the best health outcome, Lord Tangi said today at the launch of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white gathered in Nuku’alofa today for their annual ‘Faka-Sepitema’ roll call at the Chiefly Church of Tonga, Constitutional Church of Tonga, Free Church of Tonga and the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three women from the ‘Havila ‘o e Funga Mohuefa’ Group from Houma in Tongatapu sold over FJ$100,000 (FJD) worth of handicrafts at the Fiji Hibiscus Exhibition on August 18-23.
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Monday 25 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After exchanging their uniforms for colourful dance costumes on Friday evening, the Tonga Police Women’s Advisory Network last week exceeded their annual fundraising target by raising $16,000 for their social network.
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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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Monday 7 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Practice Parliament for Women is a crucial milestone and a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho in opening the event today, April 7 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty representatives will take part in Tonga’s first “Practice Parliament for Women” on April 10-11 in Nuku’alofa, a two-day event that aims to encourage women to run for parliament in the upcoming 2014 General Election in November.
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Sunday 9 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In spite of the rain that was driving away their customers, the women vendors at Nuku‘alofa’s central Talamahu Market looked cheerful on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 8, 2014. But here in the heart of the capital, only a stone’s throw away from the new cruise ship berth at Vuna Wharf, the Talamahu Market is a place where women’s real status in Tonga is on display for all to see. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Victims of domestic violence will have easy access to free non-judgmental counseling and also to a police officer and a registered nurse, who will be stationed at the Women and Children Crisis Centre in central Nuku‘alofa as part of a new “one-stop-shop” crisis service that was launched today.
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Monday 25 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop for Town and District Officers, all men to lead the drive to eliminate violence against women, was launched this morning, 25 November by Lord Vaea at the Davina House, Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 25 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women’s businesses were showcased tonight at the annual pre-Christmas WISE Market Night, held by Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. in central Nuku’alofa. Stall-holders attracted a crowd who were entertained by local musicians as they browsed the food, handicrafts, jewellery and other products with many locally-made products on display and for sale. The market opened at 5:30pm in the Fund Management Ltd. courtyard Hala Taufa’ahau and will run until 9:00pm tonight, Friday.
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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer remains the leading cancer among women in Tonga, where four have died this year due to a disease that is treatable if caught early, Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola said today at the launch of ‘Pink October’ for public awareness, when she encouraged women to come forward with their symptoms when they appear.
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Monday 30 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women alumni of the Community Education Training Centre last week celebrated the 50th Golden Anniversary of a service that has helped to develop the skills of many Pacific Islands women.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white gathered in Nuku’alofa on September 25 for their annual ‘Faka-Sepitema’ roll call at the Churches of Tonga and Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Family ties and culture in Tonga are very strong, but for a father to rape his 15-years-old daughter says different. If this is happening to you, speak out, tell a friend, tell a stranger, it can be stopped and the monster can be brought to justice. “He won’t hurt you anymore; all you have to do is speak out.” It’s ok. - By Marian Kupu.
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Saturday 13 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic violence statistics in Tonga are disturbing, women have died, and the high rate of physical, sexual and emotional abuse impacts the whole community. It is shocking to see Tonga, a Christian country, bashing its daughters as soon as they become women, community leaders said in Nuku’alofa on April 12.
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