Education gives young people the tools they need – from cognitive and social skills to self-confidence – to succeed throughout their lives. Burgeoning youth populations make delivering high-quality education to all particularly urgent. But success will be possible only with a sharp focus on girls and women. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, speaking in the Pacific islands last October, underscored the added importance of this objective for “women and girls in developing countries.” By Nkandu Luo.
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Results for gender
Wednesday 19 September 2018
A group of 28 Tonga Police recruits completed a program considering human rights and gender issues, delivered by the Women and Children Crisis Centre on September 14.
Monday 20 June 2016
The new Secretary General for the United Nations in 2017 has to be able to help the UN step up to the challenges, and women have to be part of the solutions, says the UNDP head, Helen Clark, who left Tonga today at the end of a Pacific islands visit.
Friday 17 June 2016
Students from Lapaha Government Primary School won the 2016 Chant Competition to mark the "family month" of May, hosted by the Women and Children Crisis Center this afternoon, at Digicel Square in the CBD.
Thursday 16 June 2016
A one-day National Women’s Forum to discuss the work done on a National Policy on Gender and Development 2014-18 while mapping out a way forward to achieve its aims was held on Thursday, 16 June at Tungi Colonnade.
Thursday 4 September 2014
One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF's Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.