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Thursday 10 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With an aim of eradicating Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the Pacific, a regional group is currently in Nuku'alofa on a three-day fact finding mission.
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Tuesday 8 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three grants for the education of girls and young women were launched by the Westpac Bank of Tonga yesterday to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the International Women's Day on March 8.
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
'Isileli,Tonga
Two mothers from 'Isileli, a swamp community on the western fringes of Nuku'alofa, received the biggest surprise of their lives on Monday when an hour into a community meeting about setting up a solar power project, they were selected to go and study at Barefoot College, India, for six months, to learn solar power installation, with all expenses to be paid for by the Indian government.
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Monday 15 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan students have won a trip to go to New Zealand this week after creating a winning business plan manufacturing trendy handbags for Tonga's "Youth in Business Dream Big Challenge 2010."
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Friday 22 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising the importance of breast cancer awareness in Tonga, women at a Pink Fundraising Lunch on October 14 raised $6,000 pa'anga for the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.
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Sunday 3 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Unfortunately, many people, especially women and children in Tonga, think that it is normal to be beaten up, but it is time to change this attitude, the Acting Co-ordinator of the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, 'Eleni Mone said this week. Sunday, October 3, 2010
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Sunday 3 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a theme of "Early Detection and Treatment Saves Lives" Pink October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was launched in Nuku'alofa on October 1.
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Tuesday 14 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Salote College's annual bazaar held on Saturday September 11 collected over $55,000 pa'anga after attracting crowds eager to buy the quality handicrafts made by the students.
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Sunday 22 August 2010
Noumea, New Caledonia
Gender equality is still not 'front and centre' in national development planning and financing, nor does it feature in high-level discussions on regional co-operation and development in the Pacific, a major meeting heard this week.
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Friday 4 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A program offered by the Women and Children Crisis Centre to empower Inspiring Young Women Leaders was launched at the WCCC office at Fanga on May 31.
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Monday 17 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 2,753 women were victims of violence in the decade 2000-09, according to Tonga Police statistics that show on average 23 women per month come to police to report an incident of physical or sexual violence; and last year four women died in domestic incidents.
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Friday 14 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Changing Tonga's laws to better protect women against domestic violence is the essence of the first National Consultation on Advocacy Strategies for Advancing Legislative Change to Address Violence against Women which will be opened in Nuku'alofa on Monday May 17.
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Wednesday 28 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eempowering women in business by giving them the opportunities through training to start, grow and develop their businesses was the aim of a two day "Women in Business" Financial Management workshop in Nuku'alofa on April 27-28.
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Friday 23 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Targeting to get as many women candidates to be elected in the Tonga Legislative Assembly in the next election, is the aim of a newly formed Women's Group named "Fakatou Hama".
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Saturday 6 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six outstanding women from different walks of life in Tongatapu who despite the everyday struggle of trying to earn a living for their family had emerged successful, were applauded today with a special presentation of gift packs and money in celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8.
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Wednesday 9 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and children escaping violence now have a new place to consider. Based in Fanga 'o Pilolevu, the Women and Children Crisis Centre officially opened their doors on Dec 3, 2009.
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Monday 23 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special programme for the 55th Anniversary of the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association Tonga branch last week, concluded with a special programme at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on Saturday morning. Photos by Mary Lyn Fonua
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Friday 16 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising the importance of breast cancer awareness, women at a Pink Fundraising Lunch on 14 October raised $4,100 pa‘anga for the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.
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Wednesday 11 March 2009
New York, USA
Tongan women have made submissions to the Constitutional and Electoral Commission to incorporate gender perspective into Tonga's reform process, the Deputy Director of Women's Affairs, Polotu Fakafanua-Paunga, told the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations in New York on March 6.
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Tuesday 10 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a great need for assistance for the disabled in Tonga and a challenge remains to assist the caregivers of the disabled year-round, Salote Fukofuka told Tongan community leaders who gathered at a Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, March 8 for International Women's Day.
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