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Thursday 1 August 2019

Suva, Fiji
Domestic and sexual violence is costing Fijian employers almost 10 days of work per employee each year, reveals a new study by the IFC. It showed companies can make a real difference with simple, helpful approaches to improve employee well-being.
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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League’s “Voice Against Violence” program, which uses sport to educate young men on important values and attitudes, held a workshop at the Tanoa Hotel in Tonga on May 15. The program aims to increase awareness and engage with youth on ways to prevent domestic violence.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newly renovated Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit was opened at the Nuku'alofa Central Police Station on March 26.
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Friday 7 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sami Likiliki Fisilau (52) was sentenced to two and a half-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to serious bodily harm and domestic violence committed on his 44-year-old wife in Vaini last year. “Domestic issues are no justification or excuse for violence and domestic abuse will be met with firm penalties," Mr Justice Cato told him.
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Monday 24 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby league players in Tonga are being encouraged to open up about the problems of domestic violence in their community, in a NRL initiative called ‘Voice Against Violence’.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In just six-months from January to June this year, 293 domestic violence cases were referred to the Women and Children Crisis Centre in Nuku'alofa - surpassing the whole of 2017.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby league will be used to engage young men in Tonga to prevent domestic violence under a Voice Against Violence Program launched by the Australian National Rugby League on September 5. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has stepped up its efforts to curb domestic violence with a new ‘Access to Justice Project’ legal centre launched last Friday, 8 December, that will provide free legal advice and support to survivors, as complaints of domestic violence continue to rise. It is the first in the Pacific Islands.
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Thursday 14 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 52-year-old man is remanded in police custody for grievous bodily harm after he allegedly hit his wife on the foot with an iron bar on Saturday, September 9.
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Monday 14 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around $30,000 pa'anga was raised by a charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u on Saturday to support the work carried out by the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, on Saturday November 12, at the Polata'ane Royal Residence.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u, themed "A Night of Hope for the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children", for Saturday night has sold out tickets raising $10,000 pa’anga for the TNCWC centre to support its operation and its community service activities to help eliminate violence against women and children.
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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old woman is in hospital after she was allegedly stabbed several times by her husband (33) during an argument at a home in Talau, Vava'u, on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old-year wife and mother of 10 children has been charged in relation to hitting her husband (45) on the head with a piece of wood on Monday, 27 June. He remains hospitalized.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Langi Naufahu (54) was sentenced to five and a half-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm for pouring a pot of boiling water on his wife in a "cruel and callous" deliberate action at their home in Sopu last year. The victim, the mother of their nine children, was put on life support with 35 to 40 percent burns of her total body surface area and suffered permanent injury from the terrifying experience.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old father has been arrested and charged in relation to injuring his 13-year-old daughter when he allegedly hit her on the leg with a hammer at Pili in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 25 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Care, share and act! We all have a responsibility to break the cycle of violence and must signal that “enough is enough”, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell, said this morning at a program to mark White Ribbon Day, an international campaign by men who are speaking out to end violence against women and girls. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nadi, Fiji
The President of Fiji, HE Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.”
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Thursday 7 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Afa Teisina (28) has been charged with a second count of unlawfully imprisoning his 20-year-old partner at a plantation in Puke, Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Afa Teisina has been identified by police as the 28-year-old man who is on the run after allegedly imprisoning his partner at a plantation in Puke last month.
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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police manhunt is continuing in Tongatapu for a 28-year-old male suspect who is on the run after allegedly imprisoning his partner at a plantation in Puke last month.
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