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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Survivors of domestic violence or gender-based violence in Tonga can now access justice with more comprehensive legal support provided online by the Tonga Family Protection Legal Aid Centre.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uinise Toke (36) was sentenced to two-years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm, when she repeatedly struck her 33-year-old partner with a machete, on his head and hands. The sentence was fully suspended on condition.
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Monday 12 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kaati Luka (22) who beat up his 40-year-old partner leaving her with facial injuries that resulted in her admission to the surgical ward at Vaiola Hospital, was sentenced to one-year eight-months imprisonment.
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Friday 5 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 34-year-old Senior Police Constable was suspended from police duty, after he was arrested for domestic violence and child abuse, allegedly committed on his nine-year-old son. Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said Tonga Police must set a high standard for responding to and investigating family violence.
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Monday 18 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old woman from Folaha remains in police custody charged with assault and bodily harm of a child, after a post on facebook went viral showing screenshots of an assault on a 3-year-old inside a car.
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Thursday 12 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toio Lauteau (43) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm, when he hit his wife twice on the head with a hammer in ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua. The cut on the forehead exposed the bone of the skull.
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Tuesday 15 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toio Lauteau (42) was convicted today at the Supreme Court of serious causing bodily harm, when he hit his wife twice on the head with a hammer in ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua. He will be sentenced on November 10.
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Monday 24 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Felesi Manu (20) has been charged with assaulting his 31-year-old girlfriend who remains at Vaiola Hospital. He appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court today.
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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siliako Matangi To’aho was sentenced at the Supreme Court to three-years imprisonment for serious bodily harm, when he fractured the bone on his wife's hand with a hammer. The repeat offender has anger management issues.
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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.
Law
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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