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Monday 11 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty young women entered the Fale Alea 'of Tonga, for a “practice parliament” to celebrate the International Day of the Girl today, October 11. This week, the participants will debate their views in a parliamentary setting.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance empowers its members to start, grow and maintain micro-businesses. The organization provides them with the access to financial and business development services, as well as the opportunity to build assets, improve financial security and to finance housing improvements and education. Its newest loans program is the “White Goods Financing” program.
Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unusual Tongan barkcloth design, depicting a polymetallic nodule found in offshore mineral deposits and an angel, was presented to the Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) community assistance program by the Tongiaki ‘a Fafine ‘o Lapaha Koka’anga Group, who celebrated a gift of new tapa-making equipment on April 16.
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Thursday 25 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Minister of Health said she was shocked by a report on adolescent unplanned pregnancy in Tonga, launched today, “because I did not know that young girls can take their own lives because they find out they are pregnant. ...We cannot continue that into the future!” The country report presented recommendations for long-term changes that need to happen.
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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen Tongan women leaders were named by the Fi-e-Fi-a ‘a Fafine Tonga (FFFT) to celebrate 2021 International Women’s Day and its theme,'Women in Leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world'.
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Monday 8 March 2021

Suva, Fiji
On International Women's Day today, Oceania Rugby is celebrating the milestones for Pacific women in rugby, in particular the achievements of its first women's director and the first Pasifika woman appointed to the World Rugby Council, Cathy Wong.
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Thursday 3 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tunakaimanu Fielakepa, Tongan Laureate, is a recipient of the prestigious international Prince Claus Award 2020 for her lifelong contribution to the ongoing vitality of women's textile arts, an integral part of Tongan culture. The 2020 Laureates were announced this morning [Tonga time] in The Kingdom of the Netherlands by HRH Prince Constantijn.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

London, United Kingdom
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed in a deeply personal essay in The New York Times Opinion section on Wednesday that she had miscarried her second child with Prince Harry in July, bringing light to an experience shared by many grieving families who often suffer in silence.
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Monday 21 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of women who formed a backyard vegetable gardening group called Green Fingers, presented their harvest to Princess Pilolevu Tuita at her residence, last week.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women from Fangaloto have joined forces to launch their three different businesses - a consultancy, a digital agency and a beauty branch - at a shared location in Nuku’alofa on July 24.
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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.
Thursday 26 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white dresses and beautiful hats gathered for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Church of Tonga in Nuku'alofa, on September 25.
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Thursday 12 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Police Women’s Advisory Network conference, marked the 49th Anniversary of Women in Tonga Police this month. Today Tonga Police has two women Deputy Police Commissioners and 13 units head by women.
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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League’s “Voice Against Violence” program, which uses sport to educate young men on important values and attitudes, held a workshop at the Tanoa Hotel in Tonga on May 15. The program aims to increase awareness and engage with youth on ways to prevent domestic violence.
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Friday 18 January 2019

Georgetown, Guyana
One of the biggest obstacles to reducing the rate of unplanned pregnancies is the lack of sex education in schools. If more teenagers had access to sex education and contraception, fewer girls would have their lives interrupted by pregnancy. Only by empowering women and girls with the resources to control their reproduction will the grim statistics that have long burdened Guyana – and many other countries – begin to change for the better. By Patricee Douglas
Tuesday 8 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a New Year's pep talk Tonga's Prime Minister told the civil service that Government reform is on the cards in 2019, even though some returning scholars do not want to implement reforms. The PM promised there would be in-house training to address what he believed was "a mindset problem”. He also urged the well-educated, unmarried women in his office to look for husbands.
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Thursday 13 December 2018

Sigatoka, Fiji
Disaster relief in the Pacific would be more effective if post-natural disaster relief donors opened up conversations with local women's groups on the ground, the director of the Tonga Women and Children Crisis Centre, 'Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki told a regional women's meeting this week.
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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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