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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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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.

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