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Monday 29 December 2003
Suva, Fiji
A Tongan national has been appointed as the Forum Representative for Forum Island Countries (FICs) to the World Trade Organisation based in Geneva.
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Reaching out to Tongan women to explain their rights, and to help eliminate discrimination against them, is the aim of a newly formed women'’s working group. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wife beating, child molesting and prostitution are the pressing social problems that women are facing in Tonga today, according to Chief Inspector Officer Lautoa Faletau. Tuesday, September 23, 2003
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Centre for Women and Children that was started by the Catholic Women’s League in Nuku‘alofa, has became a National Project of Tonga, in order to survive and to grow, the CWL Annual General Meeting was told in April. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. One example of condoned violence in Tongan laws was the offence of rape. Tonga’s legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society, says Teimumu Tapueluelu, the President of the Women in Law Society. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. Tonga's legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society. Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2. 1 August 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government in December 2002 launched its National Policy on Gender and Development, with a clear objective that by 2025, “all men, women, children and the families in Tonga should achieve equal access to economic, social, political and religious opportunities and benefits.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: There was no looking back for Betty Blake after she accepted a challenge to help the women and children in Tonga who were being treated badly. Betty, who has been working extensively with women in the villages throughout Tonga since 1996, is sure that the first step for women to gain equality is for women to know their rights. “About 95% of the women who filled the questionnaire did not know their rights. They assumed that once they were married their husband owned everything they had, and therefore they had to be obedient, they believed ‘it is alright if he beats me because I am his wife’.” Most of the women she was dealing with had been conditioned to think this way and it was very difficult for them to break out of it. Interview from Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
While there were apparently equal job opportunities for women in Tonga, women still remained under-represented at the highest levels of government.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
In the past they kept their anger and sadness to themselves, but today if Tongan women are not happy, and if they are hurt, they will speak out because they have the right to do so, says international women’s leader, Princess Nanasipau‘u Tuku‘aho of Tonga. Interview by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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