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Results for Women

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.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
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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.
Monday 25 August 2014
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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.
Thursday 26 June 2014
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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.
Monday 7 April 2014
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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.
Wednesday 2 April 2014
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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.
Sunday 9 March 2014
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.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
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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.
Monday 25 November 2013
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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.
Friday 25 October 2013
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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.
Tuesday 1 October 2013
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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.
Monday 30 September 2013
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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.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
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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.
Saturday 20 April 2013
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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.
Saturday 13 April 2013 - 3 comments
‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu, of Gio Recycling, was elected as the new President of the Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its second Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa, on Wednesday 3 April.
Friday 5 April 2013
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A new leadership program to assist and train promising young women in implementing community projects is in need of more applicants.
Thursday 21 March 2013
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Raise the awareness of our community on domestic violence which is happening in Tonga and use the media as a vehicle to tell the real stories of women and break the silence that allows violence, urged Hon Frederica Tuita to a national event to mark the International Women’s Day 2013 in Nuku’alofa, on March 8.
Friday 8 March 2013
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Tonga is still in the process of ratifying CEDAW - the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. But Tonga has strong reservations on Article 2, which is the heart of the convention according to a United Nations Committee on the convention, the Minister for Education said today.
Friday 8 March 2013 - 1 comment
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Tonga is losing the people who hold in-depth knowledge of traditional arts, and without them the techniques for preparing and presenting Koloa are largely forgotten, say Tongan women who took time last week to learn from a master of Tongan crafts. Photos by Finau Fonua.
Monday 21 January 2013
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HRH Princess Latufuipeka Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, was in Nuku’alofa today and visited the Women’s Affairs Division, on a fact finding mission to see how she might assist in the development of women’s group in Tonga.
Thursday 13 December 2012
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