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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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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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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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