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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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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Vaiola Hospital sees 40 new breast cancer patients each year, but very few cases are detected early enough, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer surgeon, Lord Tangi, this morning begged women to use the early detection facilities that had been available at the hospital for the last four years.
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Thursday 5 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ha‘atafu women’s group yesterday showed off their income earning activities, including agricultural produce, handicrafts, and fine mats, to a visiting advisory group interested in the advancement of Pacific women.
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Tuesday 13 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen girls from different schools took part in a Cyber Safety Co-Design program in Nuku’alofa from July 31 to August 8. The program targeted cyber safety initiatives for young women and girls in Tonga and the Pacific region.
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Friday 8 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating women’s achievements and forging a more gender balanced Tonga was the focus of a luncheon to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme ‘Balance for Better’ today, 8 March, organized by the Bank South Pacific at Davina House. The Minister MAFFF said Tonga needs more women to become leaders.
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Thursday 6 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Building their capacity for generating incomes, nine Tongan women were awarded certificates after completed training under a Women’s Economic Empowerment Pilot Project on December 5.
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Friday 23 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual White Ribbon Day, 16 Days of Activism will be launched with a parade in Pangai on Saturday, November 24 in a campaign to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
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Friday 9 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soloa Fisi, from Patangata was named Business Woman of the Year at the 8th SPBD Annual Business Woman of the Year Awards, in Nuku‘alofa today, 9 November. Guest of Honour, Lord Fakafanua, with SPBD founder and President Greg Casagrande, presented the awards to three finalists who had started businesses cooking for a school canteen, growing foodcrops, and handicrafts making. By Eleanor Gee.
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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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