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Thursday 5 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 59-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder, reported the Deputy Commander of the Tonga Police Force Taniela Faletau.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
This year's theme for International Women's Day on 8 March, Investing in Women and Girls, provides an opportunity to review the situation in the Pacific region regarding financing for gender equality.
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Monday 17 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A policeman who committed "a heinous and despicable act" was confident that if the victim filed a complaint against him his fellow workers would hide it, Tonga's Chief Justice said in sentencing a constable to seven years imprisonment for raping and assaulting a woman held in a cell.
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Tuesday 7 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"We the undersigned mothers, fathers and our families acknowledge with honesty and humility: ... That we have been apathetic in relation to political issues because for 131 years the Royal House of Moheofo has provided for our families a peaceful and orderly Tonga." - Salamo Fulivai.
Thursday 8 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Domestic violence is becoming increasingly common in Tonga, Tonga's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Hon. 'Alisi Taumoepeau, said today, stressing that a change of negative attitudes toward women is just as important as taking legal steps to protect women.
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Wednesday 29 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sheer determination and absolute courage displayed by two young women, Lucy Prescott and Lise Fa'aumu, who resolutely stood alone facing a screaming mob of would-be arsonists and looters, saved the Nuku'alofa premises of their employer on November 16.
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Wednesday 10 August 2005
Melbourne, Australia
Tongans think differently, and their spiral thought is often seen as "scatter head thinking" by linear thinkers, leading to cultural differences and misunderstanding between the Tongans and palangis, the 11th Tonga History Conference in Melbourne was told by keynote speaker, Rev. Dr 'Asinate F. Samate. Photos by Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Filipe Tohi
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man has been charged with murder following the death of 'Otuhouma Loto'aniu 39, of Houmakelikao, at his home on Sunday, January 30.
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Tuesday 12 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan business women, 'Ofa Simiki and 'Elenoa 'Amanaki were last night awarded by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolelvu Tuita, with the inaugural Westpac Business Women of the Year awards.
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Saturday 10 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nineteen year old local beauty, Telesia Kaitapu was crowned Miss Heilala 2004-5 last night, by the Hon. Fane Tupou Vava'u Tuita at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: There was no looking back for Betty Blake after she accepted a challenge to help the women and children in Tonga who were being treated badly. Betty, who has been working extensively with women in the villages throughout Tonga since 1996, is sure that the first step for women to gain equality is for women to know their rights. “About 95% of the women who filled the questionnaire did not know their rights. They assumed that once they were married their husband owned everything they had, and therefore they had to be obedient, they believed ‘it is alright if he beats me because I am his wife’.” Most of the women she was dealing with had been conditioned to think this way and it was very difficult for them to break out of it. Interview from Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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