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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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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s decision to ratify UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was welcomed by Tongan women’s rights advocate ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki who was in New York for the announcement at the UN last night, where there were lots of accolades for Tonga.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga announced this evening in a statement that it has agreed to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) after lengthy and thorough discussions in Cabinet last week, on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 March 2015. The decision comes as a breakthrough for Tonga’s women’s organisations who have been seeking government’s consent for two decades.
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Monday 9 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increasing women’s leadership and equitable political representation was the message under a Tongan theme Make it Happen, Women in Parliament which marked the International Women’s Day on March 8 in Nuku’alofa.
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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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