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Monday 25 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will celebrate International Women's Day this year on March 13, with a programme of events on the theme: "Investing in Women and Girls - Valuing Women's Work."
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Friday 21 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is the first Pacific Island country to be piloting an International Business Training program called CEFE, which equips potential entrepreneurs with the skills for starting a business.
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Tuesday 19 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Fakapulia (29) of Ha'ateiho gave birth to triplets - three healthy girls - on Tuesday, June 12.
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Sunday 3 June 2007

Noumea, New Caledonia
Improving the status of women requires the partnership of men and boys, a commitment by governments to allocate money and staff to national gender equality programmes, and better links between the Pacific and bodies such as the United Nations. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 3 June 2007.
Tuesday 29 May 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
What does it take to make gender equality a reality? Ministers, civil servants and representatives of donor agencies, academia and civil society tackled this tricky question at the first full day of the 10th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, which has drawn more than 150 people to SPC's Noumea headquarters.
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Monday 28 May 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
A leading judge and advocate for women's rights has urged Pacific governments to put more effort into ensuring women play a full role in society, saying that a country which doesn'’t make the most of its women is wasting a valuable resource.
Thursday 8 March 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Margaret Chan the Director General of the World Health Organization on in a statement on International Women's Day today, said that given the right support, women can be a positive force in ways that can lift households and entire communities out of poverty. "Women are the backbone of all our societies - as leaders, as caregivers, and as mothers. Yet on this day and every day, we remember that too many women in the world lack access to the most basic health care," she said.
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Wednesday 7 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's young people have spoken out passionately this week in support of the cause of ending violence and abuse against women and girls, and encouraging greater equity between women and men in their communities.
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Thursday 1 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Hu Yeshun on February 28 praised the Women's Affairs Division of the Ministry of Education for their work on the social status of Tongan women.
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Saturday 2 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government is not about to give women land rights but they are looking at how to give women the right to register the land of the husband, the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele told parliamentarians in Nuku'alofa yesterday. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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Wednesday 15 March 2006
2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you," the Tonga Minister responsible for Women's Affairs, Hon. Cecil Cocker, told a Prayer Breakfast that was held on March 8, 2006, to mark International Women's Day in Tonga.
Monday 24 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women, Lu‘isa Matele Uata, Mele Taumoepeau and Talaivosa Ueleni, have won this year's Tonga Women in Business awards run by the Westpac Bank of Tonga.
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Monday 3 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six of Tonga's oldest women including 105 year old Funaki Hafoka of Afa and103 year old Sesilia Pau'u Lakie of Houma, were treated to free phone cards so they could call their families and friends on the women's day Faka-Sepitema last Friday.
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Wednesday 28 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was Faka-Sepitema today, September 28, for hundreds of women lay preachers of the Church of Tonga and other Wesleyan churches who, dressed in white, gathered for their annual roll calls.
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Tuesday 13 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fight against gender inequalities and undemocratic societies in the world and in particular in Commonwealth countries could never be won unless hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, underdevelopment, repression and dictatorship are defeated, Hon. Lindiwe Maseko, the Chairperson for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians said in Nuku'alofa today.
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Friday 10 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has yet to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discriminations Against Women (CEDAW), but a seminar this week helped to familiarize Tongan women with the convention.
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Tuesday 8 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women who want to participate in the national decision making process and are determined to take their rightful place in national politics, have made their views known on International Women's Day (March 8) in Nuku'alofa, at the Langa Fonua centre.
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Wednesday 2 March 2005
New York, USA
A Tongan woman, Tania Laumanulupe Tupou is the new Office Manager of the Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations, in New York City. Tonga's Tania Tupou was interviewed by Vasiti Ritova a Fijian journalist who was in New York to cover the 49th Session of the Commission on the status of Women (CSW). By Vasiti Ritova
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Tuesday 1 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International Women's Day in Tonga in Tonga on March 8 is being supported by the Chinese Embassy in Nuku'alofa with sponsorship of radio and television programmes run by the Women and Development Centre of the Prime Minister's office.
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Tuesday 19 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The celebration has not ended since the announcement of the winners of the inaugural Westpac Executive Business Woman of the Year to 'Elenoa 'Amanaki and the Business Woman of the Year to 'Ofa Simiki on the evening of October 11 at the Janful International Dateline Hotel.
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