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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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Friday 13 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women's voices are rarely heard in the Tongan parliament, where only five women have entered the House in the last 35 years. But a group of Tongan women meeting today agreed that unequal representation has to change.
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Wednesday 1 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Breast Cancer Society Inc. launched 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' today with a colourful display of pink ribbons and t-shirts, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, at a morning coffee event at the Steak and Rock Restaurant in central Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 18 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women in the countries of the Pacific still have a long way to go in achieving participation of women in decision making at the highest level, while other developing countries are already ahead in this regard, participants at the opening of the first conference of Tonga's university women heard this morning.
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Tuesday 16 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women from throughout the Pacific gathered in Nuku‘alofa this week to attend the South Pacific Seminar of the Methodist and Uniting Church Women's Federation.
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Friday 14 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Encourage women to reach their highest potential, Joyce Mafi, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, urged yesterday in noting the importance of investing in Tongan women and valuing their work. "The challenge is for the man to support us women so that we can achieve and have a fair share of the positions in government and other areas, just as women have their share of the social life in the home," she said.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the Pacific Tonga is very lucky because women are well respected by men because of our unique culture despite the developments of this century, the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho said yesterday. As keynote speaker for the Tonga celebration of International Women's Day, the Queen Mother noted this year's theme "Investing in Women and Girls - Valuing Women's Work" and said this is evident in the displays of handicrafts and weaving of women's valuable work.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
This year's International Women's Day focuses on investing in women and girls. Abundant evidence shows that when women are given an opportunity to express their potential, health indicators rapidly improve for themselves, for households and for communities. Investment in women and girls not only contributes to socioeconomic progress, but is also an investment in health development.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will celebrate International Women's Day this year on March 13, with a programme of events on the theme: "Investing in Women and Girls - Valuing Women's Work."
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Friday 21 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is the first Pacific Island country to be piloting an International Business Training program called CEFE, which equips potential entrepreneurs with the skills for starting a business.
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Tuesday 19 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Fakapulia (29) of Ha'ateiho gave birth to triplets - three healthy girls - on Tuesday, June 12.
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Sunday 3 June 2007

Noumea, New Caledonia
Improving the status of women requires the partnership of men and boys, a commitment by governments to allocate money and staff to national gender equality programmes, and better links between the Pacific and bodies such as the United Nations. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 3 June 2007.
Tuesday 29 May 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
What does it take to make gender equality a reality? Ministers, civil servants and representatives of donor agencies, academia and civil society tackled this tricky question at the first full day of the 10th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, which has drawn more than 150 people to SPC's Noumea headquarters.
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Monday 28 May 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
A leading judge and advocate for women's rights has urged Pacific governments to put more effort into ensuring women play a full role in society, saying that a country which doesn'’t make the most of its women is wasting a valuable resource.
Thursday 8 March 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Margaret Chan the Director General of the World Health Organization on in a statement on International Women's Day today, said that given the right support, women can be a positive force in ways that can lift households and entire communities out of poverty. "Women are the backbone of all our societies - as leaders, as caregivers, and as mothers. Yet on this day and every day, we remember that too many women in the world lack access to the most basic health care," she said.
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