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Thursday 13 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Practice Parliament for Women will be held on April 10-11 hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty young girls aged 11-19 years from Tongatapu villages have taken part in a three-day “Eliminating Violence against Girls” Camp 2014.
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifita 'Ofa, a mother whose faces manslaughter charges over the death of her 14-year-old daughter, was released on bail after the case was adjourned to 21 January 2014, to allow the Crown to review the evidence and decide on appropriate charges.
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Victims of domestic violence will have easy access to free non-judgmental counseling and also to a police officer and a registered nurse, who will be stationed at the Women and Children Crisis Centre in central Nuku‘alofa as part of a new “one-stop-shop” crisis service that was launched today.
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Law
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Act 2013 is expected to come into force in mid 2014 with the aim to provide greater protection from domestic violence, which is increasing in Tonga by introducing a new area of protection orders.
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Empowering women and girls through sport by increasing their opportunities to participate in all level of sports and in positions of leadership are among the aims of the first “Women and Sport in Oceania Regional Workshop” held in Nuku‘alofa, from October 29-31.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Free Wesleyan Church schools in Tongatapu except Queen Salote College held its combined Bazaar Day on September 25 attracting a crowd of shoppers who bought handicrafts and food made by students. Photos by Linny Folau
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Law
Friday 6 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Bill 2013 passed by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga on September 4, after three weeks of heavy debate, will help the police to deal with family violence that is increasing in Tonga. It now awaits the assent of the King and is expected to be enacted next year.
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Monday 13 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mother of five, Siunipa Nimo (45), won a business award on May 10 for improving her small homemade baking business using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program.
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Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five award-winning writers received cash prizes on Friday in the first Tongan Journalism Awards programme, organised by the Tonga National Planning Committee for International Women's Day.
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Law
Saturday 20 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Family Protection Bill 2013 will provide protection orders that will quickly and firmly stop a significant crime in Tonga - a crime that has killed four women and left others hospitalized due to severe beatings from either their partners or husbands. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four young entrepreneurs have won $1,900 seed capital for building their business plan, in a competition for business investment capital.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga lacks real statistics on the economic cost of domestic violence, the cost of the crime to the country is huge. Awareness is the key, and it is not easy to estimate the cost of family violence unless we all come out and talk about it, Siosi Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga said on April 17.
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Wednesday 6 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A United Nations review conducted on the state of human rights in Tonga was completed on 25 January 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Tonga's Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea was questioned over women’s rights, police violence, establishing a national human rights institution, the living conditions of persons with disabilities and the reasons for Tonga's failure to accede to numerous core international human rights instruments.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Gloria Guttenbeil Pole'o was appointed as the Clerk of the House effective on Monday 28 January 2013, the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga announced today.
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tailulu's Senior Netball Team won the Mo'onia Cup 2012 and a $700 cash prize after upsetting Marist, the champion for three-years in a row, since the tournament started in 2009.
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Melbourne, Australia
An Australian medical research scientist, Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino, has been recognised for her work in women's health and recently chosen as a Victorian Tall Poppy, an award for excellence in scientific research and communication.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga there is violence between high school boys, young men in villages, between and within families and in public places. "And at the end of each case someone's loved one is injured or badly affected, sadly, the perpetrators of violence are mostly by us, the men," Lord Vaea said today as Tonga marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new two-storey training facility for the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga, built with assistance from the Government of Japan, was opened by Hon. Halaevalu Moheofo Tuita on 19 November.
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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sight of the Hine Moana kalia in full sail, entering the Nuku'alofa harbour on Wednesday, 24 October, was a reminder of Tonga's seafaring past. The Hine Moana, with its Tongan woman skipper, 'Aunofo Havea Satuala, and a 13-members crew, stopped-over in Nuku'alofa for five days on their way to New Zealand.
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