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Results for International Women's Day

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the gap in gender inequality in Tonga is still wide, in 2020 more women are navigating their way into traditionally male-dominated roles. For International Women's Day this year, Matangi Tonga talked to two young women Sara Sakopo and 'Emeline Siale, both 21, who found the courage to overcome their fears and become qualified to work in the energy and trade sectors alongside men. By Eleanor Gee.
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Sunday 8 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys. Despite decades of activism and reforms, only six countries in the world give women and men equal rights to work in their law books – an increase from none about 10 years ago.
Sunday 8 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On International Women’s Day, the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance Network honours its female clients and female staff for their hard work, drive, and determination. “Our members want to improve their lives and their families’ lives. They want healthier housing, better nutrition, and better education for their children...and they have to rely on their own resourcefulness,” says SPBD General Manager Fine Tu’ipulotu, who is proud to help them succeed.
Friday 8 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating women’s achievements and forging a more gender balanced Tonga was the focus of a luncheon to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme ‘Balance for Better’ today, 8 March, organized by the Bank South Pacific at Davina House. The Minister MAFFF said Tonga needs more women to become leaders.
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Saturday 3 March 2012
United Nations, New York, USA
There is continuing hardship facing rural and outer island communities in Tonga, at a time when declining foreign remittances have reduced household incomes, a United Nations Commission the Status of Women, heard yesterday March 2.
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women need to work together, to meet and to network, and to review women's progress, Hon. Frederica Fatafehi Lapaha Tuita told a large gathering of women for the International Women's Day Centenary celebration held at the Queen Salote College Hall in Nuku'alofa on March 8.
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Tuesday 8 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three grants for the education of girls and young women were launched by the Westpac Bank of Tonga yesterday to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the International Women's Day on March 8.
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Friday 14 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Encourage women to reach their highest potential, Joyce Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, urged yesterday in noting the importance of investing in Tongan women and valuing their work. "The challenge is for the man to support us women so that we can achieve and have a fair share of the positions in government and other areas, just as women have their share of the social life in the home," she said.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the Pacific Tonga is very lucky because women are well respected by men because of our unique culture despite the developments of this century, the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho said yesterday. As keynote speaker for the Tonga celebration of International Women's Day, the Queen Mother noted this year's theme "Investing in Women and Girls - Valuing Women's Work" and said this is evident in the displays of handicrafts and weaving of women's valuable work.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
This year's International Women's Day focuses on investing in women and girls. Abundant evidence shows that when women are given an opportunity to express their potential, health indicators rapidly improve for themselves, for households and for communities. Investment in women and girls not only contributes to socioeconomic progress, but is also an investment in health development.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will celebrate International Women's Day this year on March 13, with a programme of events on the theme: "Investing in Women and Girls - Valuing Women's Work."
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Wednesday 15 March 2006
2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you," the Tonga Minister responsible for Women's Affairs, Hon. Cecil Cocker, told a Prayer Breakfast that was held on March 8, 2006, to mark International Women's Day in Tonga.
Tuesday 1 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International Women's Day in Tonga in Tonga on March 8 is being supported by the Chinese Embassy in Nuku'alofa with sponsorship of radio and television programmes run by the Women and Development Centre of the Prime Minister's office.
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