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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Family Protection Bill 2013 will provide protection orders that will quickly and firmly stop a significant crime in Tonga - a crime that has killed four women and left others hospitalized due to severe beatings from either their partners or husbands. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga lacks real statistics on the economic cost of domestic violence, the cost of the crime to the country is huge. Awareness is the key, and it is not easy to estimate the cost of family violence unless we all come out and talk about it, Siosi Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga said on April 17.
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police makes two to three arrests a week for domestic violence, which is a tiny tip of the iceberg, while statistics revealed a drop in the rate of reporting the crime to the police, which causes concern, said Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee on April 15. By Linny Folau
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence is a learned behavior. Community violence is a traumatic event that is a bad symptom of something that has reached deep into our society. It is a behavior of citizens who are stressed, who are trying to cope and solve problems. Some of the sources of stress include poverty, lack of housing, joblessness, family pressures, and hopelessness. ...In random community violence, like we are seeing here in Tongatapu, there are no warnings. This should make us all realize that something like this could happen to us. By Kristi Seymour.
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Law
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A landmark Family Protection Bill is set to be introduced to Tonga's Parliament soon and is currently undergoing public consultations.
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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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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga there is violence between high school boys, young men in villages, between and within families and in public places. "And at the end of each case someone's loved one is injured or badly affected, sadly, the perpetrators of violence are mostly by us, the men," Lord Vaea said today as Tonga marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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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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Monday 27 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman in her late 30's remains in police custody, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to her husband, and attempted suicide, following a domestic incident at Nukunuku on February 23.
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Saturday 5 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) on November 7 is bringing a group of eight rugby representatives to Tonga for a week, where they will visit schools and community groups, promoting the slogan, "Break the Silence, End the Violence".
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Sunday 3 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Unfortunately, many people, especially women and children in Tonga, think that it is normal to be beaten up, but it is time to change this attitude, the Acting Co-ordinator of the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, 'Eleni Mone said this week. Sunday, October 3, 2010
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Thursday 22 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vaomotou (36) appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week charged with the stabbing murder of his wife Fotu'aika Vaomotou at Ma'ufanga in May 2009, on the day before she was due to give evidence against him for assault. Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 20:28
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Friday 14 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Changing Tonga's laws to better protect women against domestic violence is the essence of the first National Consultation on Advocacy Strategies for Advancing Legislative Change to Address Violence against Women which will be opened in Nuku'alofa on Monday May 17.
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Wednesday 9 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and children escaping violence now have a new place to consider. Based in Fanga 'o Pilolevu, the Women and Children Crisis Centre officially opened their doors on Dec 3, 2009.
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Monday 8 June 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Perpetrators of women abuse are to be held accountable for their own actions. This is not a Tongan societal problem. In old Tonga, the brothers or uncles of the abused women would descend on women abusers and beat the crap out of them, and may have even killed them in the process. But in a modern "democratic" society, we provide professional help, and then prosecute them under the law of the country as a deterrence mechanism. Unfortunately, we may have to see some of the guilty murderers hung before Tongan abusive men get the message. -Sione A. Mokofisi
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Sunday 7 June 2009
California, U.S.A
Sad news and stories of domestic violence is becoming more common in Tonga these days. Worst comes to worst when domestic violence get out of control and result in murder. No one of any race or color has a right to take life out of a person no matter whatsoever the reason. - Siosaia Mila
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Friday 5 June 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
I am ashamed to be a Tongan with the latest news of 540 domestic violence cases, and six murdered deaths reported in less than two years (Four deaths . . . 03 June, 2009), a clear manifestation of how sick many Tongan men are in the abuse of Tongan women. Friday, June 5, 2009 - 05:36
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Wednesday 3 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four murder cases arose out of violent domestic disputes this year, the most recent on May 22 with the death of a 23-year-old wife at Fangaloto. More alarming is that this death is the sixth murder case since September 2008, said the Commander of the Tonga Police Chris Kelley yesterday, June 1. By Linny Folau
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Thursday 8 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic violence is becoming increasingly common in Tonga, Tonga's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Hon. 'Alisi Taumoepeau, said today, stressing that a change of negative attitudes toward women is just as important as taking legal steps to protect women.
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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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