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Friday 8 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raise the awareness of our community on domestic violence which is happening in Tonga and use the media as a vehicle to tell the real stories of women and break the silence that allows violence, urged Hon Frederica Tuita to a national event to mark the International Women's Day 2013 in Nuku'alofa, on March 8.
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Friday 8 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is still in the process of ratifying CEDAW - the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. But Tonga has strong reservations on Article 2, which is the heart of the convention according to a United Nations Committee on the convention, the Minister for Education said today.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is losing the people who hold in-depth knowledge of traditional arts, and without them the techniques for preparing and presenting Koloa are largely forgotten, say Tongan women who took time last week to learn from a master of Tongan crafts. Photos by Finau Fonua.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Latufuipeka Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, was in Nuku'alofa today and visited the Women's Affairs Division, on a fact finding mission to see how she might assist in the development of women's group in Tonga.
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Monday 29 October 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
More than 150 women in Vava'u underwent free testing for breast cancer and one woman who was detected with a lump was referred to hospital, during the first Breast Cancer Awareness program launched on October 26-27, in Tonga's outer islands.
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Monday 1 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer ranks as one of the top 20 causes of death in Tonga and the rate is higher here than in the developed countries because women are leaving it too late to come forward for detection and treatment, speakers at the launch of "Pink October" for public awareness said this morning. A Vaiola Hospital surgeon Dr Saia Piukala called for traditional and religious healers and all Tongans to become involved in the talanoa on breast cancer in order to save more lives. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 26 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White Faka-Sepitema this morning saw hundreds of women members of the Church of Tonga and the Free Wesleyan Church gathering in Nuku'alofa for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Nurses Associations of New Zealand and Australia, in support of a breast cancer awareness campaign in Tonga, made a donation of pink pins and ribbons to the President of the Tonga Breast Cancer Society, Hon. Frederica Tuita today.
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Tuesday 8 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After years of living with candle-light, two families in the Sopu area of Nuku‘alofa, were overjoyed to receive the first electric lights in their homes, after a Tongan grandmother Siutiti Halatoa (51) who trained in solar engineering in India last year, installed the first solar panels under a community led project, this morning May 8.
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Thursday 15 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence against women has become a way of life for some Tongan families, according to a report that was published last month by the Ma'a Fafine mo e Famili Inc., a local women's non government organization.
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Saturday 10 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has launched new initiatives in its campaign to end violence against women and girls, the Solicitor General, 'Aminiasi Kefu told a gathering to celebrate the International Women's Day 2012 on Thursday, March 8.
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Saturday 3 March 2012
United Nations, New York, USA
There is continuing hardship facing rural and outer island communities in Tonga, at a time when declining foreign remittances have reduced household incomes, a United Nations Commission the Status of Women, heard yesterday March 2.
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Friday 2 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The formation of a new organization to support Tongan women in business has been "a challenging and exciting journey culminating in the establishment of our organization, WISE - Women in Sustainable Enterprises with 166 registered members," the President Robina Nakao, told the first Annual General Meeting of WISE Tonga Inc. on March 1.
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Thursday 23 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's church leaders need to open their eyes and look beyond the bible in order to understand and combat a "huge problem" of gender-based violence, Bishop Paini Mafi, the Head of the Roman Catholic Church of Tonga and Niue, told a national consultation with government in Nuku'alofa on February 21.
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Tuesday 29 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the White Ribbon Day 25 November, was marked in Tonga as part of a campaign to end violence against women in the world.
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Wednesday 12 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ikale Tahi captain Finau Maka was popular in pink today as a special guest at an annual fundraising luncheon for the "Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness" programme.
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Monday 25 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official launching of WISE Tonga Inc., a new association of women entrepreneurs, would greatly encourage and inspire women in Tonga to take up business ventures to help the Tongan economy and their families, the Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture, Hon Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, said on Saturday.
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three students from the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Tonga became the first winners of Westpac Women's Education Grants that assists with the cost of their local education.
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Friday 13 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten lucky mothers in Tongatapu won over $5,000 worth of new home appliances in celebration of Mothers Day, thanks to Western Union.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Centre for Women and Children raised about $1,500 during an afternoon tea fundraising event held on April 14, to support its advocacy services to eliminate violence against women and children.
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