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Monday 19 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A virtual Pacific Islands Leadership Training School for Polynesian Women held by the US-based International Republican Institute was joined by aspiring women leaders from Tonga.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Pilolevu Tuita inspected an exhibition organised by Tongan women this morning at the Digicel Square in Nuku'alofa. The exhibition by the Langafonua 'a Fafine Tonga (National Council for Women of Tonga) included competitions for artwork, traditional crafts, sewing, food and plants.
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Wednesday 12 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The findings of a recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on hundreds of women in Tonga, conducted by the “Women and Children Crisis Centre”, are expected to be published at the end of the month.
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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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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

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women leaders and women’s organizations were recognized at an event celebrating International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a CoViD-19 world”, today in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Pangai, Ha'apai
A billboard displaying a Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) toll-free phone number to enable women and girls to access support services was launched in Pangai, Ha’apai, on 25 November.
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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia supports Tonga in joining a global campaign to end gender based violence starting today, 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Gender-Based Violence.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 girls came together to celebrate the International Day of Girl Child on October 17 under the theme ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’ at Faonelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa.
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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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Thursday 3 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A core group of 10 young women took part in a programme to develop young women's safety and protection priorities during disasters and humanitarian crises.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gender equality program run by Tonga Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili, is including theology in workshops to get their message across to communities and cut through the confusion.
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Saturday 18 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Shot-putter, Dame Valerie Adams has been honoured with a Barbie doll made in her likeness, after she was chosen as New Zealand’s Barbie Role Model for 2020. The doll is dressed just like Valerie.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has committed an additional AUD$203,000 to address violence against women and children arising from CoViD-19 in Tonga.
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Friday 15 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘My Body My Rights’ program aimed at empowering girls by increasing their understanding of their rights and control over their bodies and lives began in Tongatapu this week.
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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the gap in gender inequality in Tonga is still wide, in 2020 more women are navigating their way into traditionally male-dominated roles. For International Women's Day this year, Matangi Tonga talked to two young women Sara Sakopo and 'Emeline Siale, both 21, who found the courage to overcome their fears and become qualified to work in the energy and trade sectors alongside men. By Eleanor Gee.
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Sunday 8 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys. Despite decades of activism and reforms, only six countries in the world give women and men equal rights to work in their law books – an increase from none about 10 years ago.
Wednesday 29 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 girls and young women took part in a life skills program in Ha’apai and Tongatapu run by Talitha Project over the summer.
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Friday 1 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four women running small businesses in Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'apai and 'Eua received the annual SPBD Business Woman of the Year Awards today. Award winners were Tu’itofa Prema (Tongatapu) Longoimana Fonua ('Eua), Katalina Tolu (Ha’apai) and Makelesi 'Asikia (Vava'u).
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Friday 11 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Takuilau College hosted celebrations for International Day of Girl Child today, 11 October, under the theme “Girls Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable.”
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