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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
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: 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, 2013.
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Friday 5 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'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.
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new leadership program to assist and train promising young women in implementing community projects is in need of more applicants.
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Friday 8 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 8 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 29 October 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
More than 150 women in Vava'u underwent free testing for breast cancer and one woman who was detected with a lump was referred to hospital, during the first Breast Cancer Awareness program launched on October 26-27, in Tonga's outer islands.
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Monday 1 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer ranks as one of the top 20 causes of death in Tonga and the rate is higher here than in the developed countries because women are leaving it too late to come forward for detection and treatment, speakers at the launch of "Pink October" for public awareness said this morning. A Vaiola Hospital surgeon Dr Saia Piukala called for traditional and religious healers and all Tongans to become involved in the talanoa on breast cancer in order to save more lives. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 26 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White Faka-Sepitema this morning saw hundreds of women members of the Church of Tonga and the Free Wesleyan Church gathering in Nuku'alofa for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Nurses Associations of New Zealand and Australia, in support of a breast cancer awareness campaign in Tonga, made a donation of pink pins and ribbons to the President of the Tonga Breast Cancer Society, Hon. Frederica Tuita today.
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Tuesday 8 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After years of living with candle-light, two families in the Sopu area of Nuku‘alofa, were overjoyed to receive the first electric lights in their homes, after a Tongan grandmother Siutiti Halatoa (51) who trained in solar engineering in India last year, installed the first solar panels under a community led project, this morning May 8.
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Thursday 15 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence against women has become a way of life for some Tongan families, according to a report that was published last month by the Ma'a Fafine mo e Famili Inc., a local women's non government organization.
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