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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new program under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls was launched in Tonga by Australia’s third Ambassador for Women and Girls, Hon Dr Sharman Stone on December 5.
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Monday 29 January 2018

Seattle, USA
One of the greatest challenges facing women in much of the developing world is the gap between their legal rights and their ability as individuals to claim them. But that could soon change, thanks to a case brought to the UN by two Tanzanian widows who were dispossessed of their homes by discriminatory inheritance laws. Tanzania and countries in similar situations must demonstrate their commitment to women’s rights by eliminating systematic discrimination. By Tzili Mor.
Friday 15 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty-five girls from different schools attended a Camp Glow mission, aimed at empowerment, organised by the Talitha Project in partnership with the US Peace Corps from December 11-14.
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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 30 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival opened this morning displaying and selling Tongan crafts and mats from Ha’apai, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Tongatapu at the Tonga Development Bank compound in Nuku’alofa as part of a microfinance scheme to assist and empower vulnerable people.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Catholic Women's League of Tonga celebrated its Silver Jubilee with various activities over the weekend, including a luncheon attended by HM Queen Nanasipau'u on Saturday, October 7.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Any form of violence against women and girls is wrong and must not be tolerated,” said Rev Dr Tu’ipulotu Katoanga, at the opening of the second stage of the Male Advocacy Training on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 9 August 2017

Istanbul, Turkey
Over the next few months, the 12,000 employees based at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California will complete their move to an extravagant new campus. The “spaceship,” covering 2.8 million square feet, includes a two-story yoga studio, running paths, and even revolutionary pizza boxes that keep slices crisp. One thing it does not have, however, is daycare. By Bharati Sadasivam
Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa business woman, Malia Tu'inukuafe Tonga, the new President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises Tonga Inc. (WISE) said she was overwhelmed by how women from different sectors of the economy were able to come together at the WISE Annual General Meeting last night on August 1.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Stockholm, Sweden
Women need policies that support their active participation in the emerging green economy, including better education, skills training, and protections against workplace discrimination. Because the clean-energy industry is so new, it could help draw women into non-traditional higher-paid jobs like engineering. Enabling all citizens to meet their economic potential – will require active efforts to promote women’s social and political inclusion. Closing the gender gap is the right thing to do for women and the planet. It is also smart economics. Let’s not miss this opportunity. By Isabella Lövin and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plaque recognizing efforts to end domestic violence by the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Tonga was presented to staff on behalf of the United States Pacific Command and the Nevada National Guard on Thursday, March 16.
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Wednesday 8 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police held its second Open Day to mark International Women’s Day 2017, connecting young students and young police recruits under an international theme, 'Be Bold For Change' where everyone has a responsibility to make changes for a better world.
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Wednesday 8 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
Pacific Women are the unsung heroes of the region’s tourism industry says the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), as it recognises their contribution to tourism development to mark International Women’s Day today. At every level of the tourism industry, Pacific women are represented from grassroots handcraft producers, and hotel and resort employees, to tourism industry executives.
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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Buffalo City, USA
Eleven year-old Siana Akauola (of Tongan heritage) has gained media attention for her participation in an anti-Trump protest rally in Washington DC last Saturday January 21.
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Thursday 15 September 2016

Nadi, Fiji
Pacific women and girls can live free from violence - because violence against them is not inevitable and it can be prevented, was the message for more than 40 specialists from across the Pacific meeting in Nadi, Fiji, from 12-15 September. There is a need to change attitudes which condone violence.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women were elected during local government elections for District and Town Officer positions last Wednesday 29 June. Sisifa Fili is the new District Officer of ‘Eua Motu’a District - the first woman to be a District Officer, and Vika Kaufusi is the new Town Officer for Haveluloto.
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old-year wife and mother of 10 children has been charged in relation to hitting her husband (45) on the head with a piece of wood on Monday, 27 June. He remains hospitalized.
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Tuesday 8 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police fronted by its women officers held its first Open Day to mark International Women’s Day 2016, today 8 March, connecting with youth and encouraging students to look at a professional career in policing.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016

Majuro, Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected Hilda Heine as the country's new president, becoming the first woman in Micronesia to head the government. -PACNEWS
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Tuesday 15 December 2015

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Abigail Havora (24) was crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2015 on 13 December in Rarotonga making history for her country by becoming the first from Papua New Guinea to win the regional title. Miss Tonga came second runner-up after winning prizes for Miss Photogenic and Miss Social Media. Photos: Facebook /Miss Pacific Islands
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