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Monday 1 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 30 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in Tonga every year, Dr Amelia Afuhaamango Tu‘ipulotu told the Tonga Breast Cancer Society this morning, October 1, at the launch of their Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign. “The number may be higher because many women do not come forward,” she said.
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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white clothes with fancy creative hats on September 26, gathered for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Church of Tonga.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In just six-months from January to June this year, 293 domestic violence cases were referred to the Women and Children Crisis Centre in Nuku'alofa - surpassing the whole of 2017.
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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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Monday 27 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White Ribbon Day's vision is for all women to live safely, free from all forms of men’s violence. We must all signal that enough is enough," Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said during events held in Tongatapu and ‘Eua on Saturday, November 25 to mark White Ribbon Day 2017.
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Saturday 11 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Handicraft entrepreneur, Hulita Fevaleaki (47) from Ma’ufanga won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award on November 10, for improving her family's life through her small business, using the South Pacific Business Development microfinance program,
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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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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence, intimidation, control and isolation are being used against women in Tonga by some husbands who are seeking to gain "coercive control". Examples of some of the coercive control situations and real cases in Tonga included a man beating up his wife causing injuries to prevent her from going to an event, locking her up in a room when he leaves the house, calling her "ugly and stupid" or threatening her via text messaging.
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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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Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Let Girls be Girls!" campaign aimed to stop a growing trend of child marriage in Tonga, was launched on Friday, May 19. The campaign seeks to repeal Tonga's law on marriage and lift the legal age to 18-years and over. Currently the law allows children from the ages of 15-17 to marry with parental consent.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Women’s Rugby today received a donation of 50 t-shirts with slogans to end violence against women and girls from Talitha Project, through funding from the United Nations Women.
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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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Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan girls between the ages of 10-16 years joined self defence classes in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a new program 'My Body My Rights' run by Talitha Project.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talent competition for the International Human Rights Day 2016 theme, "Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today", was held last week in Nuku'alofa as part of a 16-days of activism campaign to end gender-based violence. 'Onakoula Lasike (16) from Nukunuku won $500 for her poem entitled 'What’s my Crime?'.
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Friday 25 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked White Ribbon Day to stop violence against women with the Ministry of Police holding a free breakfast and entertainment for children and their families this morning, followed by a march by activists through Nuku’alofa this afternoon, at the start of a 16 day campaign to reach out to men.
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Monday 14 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around $30,000 pa'anga was raised by a charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u on Saturday to support the work carried out by the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, on Saturday November 12, at the Polata'ane Royal Residence.
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Friday 11 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A charity event hosted by HM Queen Nanasipau’u, themed "A Night of Hope for the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children", for Saturday night has sold out tickets raising $10,000 pa’anga for the TNCWC centre to support its operation and its community service activities to help eliminate violence against women and children.
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Thursday 13 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important to ensure girls and women “are not raised in any form of abuse whether mental or physical,” Tonga's only woman Member of Parliament Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu said as Tonga celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child on Tuesday, 11 October, for the first time.
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Friday 16 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sewing entrepreneur, mother and grandmother Seini Mafile’o (73) won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award 2016 today, Friday 16 September, for improving her family sewing business, using the South Pacific Business Development microfinance program.
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