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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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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting business women in Tonga and learning about their entrepreneurial journeys, was Christine Forster from the Asian Development Bank Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), who was in Nuku’alofa from November 23-17 as part of a review across six Pacific countries.
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Wednesday 4 November 2015

'Eua, Tonga
'Eua netball players are aiming to make the grade for the national team in time for the Pacific Games in 2019. Some 32 teams from 12 netball clubs on 'Eua competed in the island's netball tournament that finished on Saturday, 31 October at Malau Field.
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Saturday 24 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating Pink October, the Tonga Breast Cancer Society hosted a fundraising luncheon at the Vakaloa Resort, Kanokupolu today joined by the society Patron Princess Pilolevu, her daughters Hon Frederica Filipe and Hon. Fanetupouvava'u Tu'ivakano and their children.
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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The women of the Church of Tonga (Hou’eiki) dressed in their finest white and hats gathered for their annual ‘Faka-Sepitema’ roll call on Wednesday, 30 September at Kilikali in Nuku’alofa. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The way forward for us as a nation, is as equals. At Talitha Project, we strive for the equality of men and women as we believe that in God’s eyes we are all the same, in that we are His children. CEDAW’s purpose and establishment is reinforcement of that belief, and we will stand by it in full support. - Vanessa Heleta
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘iai ‘a e hoha’a ‘a e Women and Children Crisis Centre ki he fakamatala fekau’aki mo e tohi tangi kuo tufaki holo ‘i Tonga ni ‘i he fanauako ke nau fakamo’oni ki ai ke fakaha ‘aki ‘enau ta’eloto ke fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ki he CEDAW. - 'Ofa Guttenbeil, WCCC.
Tuesday 19 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waving pictures of Jesus and placards in opposition to the United Nation's Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Tonga's Catholic Women’s League today led a march to Parliament to present a petition.
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Friday 8 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e ngaahi fehu’i ‘e 14 ‘o fakafofonga’i ‘a e setāsio ‘e 14, hala hotau fakamo’ui´, Sēsū Kilisitō/Sisū Kalaisi ki he kolosi´, ne ‘ohake mo fa’u mei he tali ‘a e kau taki lotu ‘i Tonga ki he CEDAW, ‘oku mau kole ki he ‘Otua Mafimafi´ ke tokonia mautolu ‘i he’emau lotua ‘a e ngāue ‘a e pule’anga Tonga´ ki he CEDAW:... -Sr Dr Kalo Sikimeti
Monday 4 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Afa Teisina (28) who had been on the run for two-months was arrested by police on Friday night, 1 May for the alleged unlawful imprisonment of his partner at a plantation in Puke, Tongatapu.
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Sunday 19 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has encouraged the Tongan government “to start taking concrete steps for implementing CEDAW,” the Tonga Prime Minister's Office said in a statement last week.
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Tuesday 9 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three mothers won the Business Women of the Year Awards 2014 on September 8 for establishing small businesses using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Saturday 6 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau'u opened the annual Queen Salote College Bazaar at the college hall this morning, and inspected traditional woven handicrafts made by the students at the popular event. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 8 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Ambassador to Australia, Princess Angelika Tukuaho delivered a keynote address to the Professional Australian Pacific Women committee in Sydney, Australia last night August 7.
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Suva, Fiji
A Pacific Sexual Health and Well-being Shared Agenda is to be rolled out in the region, to help to extend the accessibility of sexual health care services to all people, including vulnerable groups.
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