STAND WITH US –STOP VIOLENCE. EM KOMUNITI BLO YUMI NA WOK BLO YUMI
Organisations across Tonga have come together to raise awareness of causes and consequences of all forms of gender-based violence, and the urgent need for action to help end the violence once and for all. Below you’ll find a list of events and activities taking place across the country during the campaign. We have done our best to collect as many of them as possible, but it is by no means exhaustive. Unless otherwise indicated, all these events and activities are FREE.
New events and details are being added all the time, so please check back regularly before and during the campaign.
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER – Universal Children’s Day
Bena-Bena Secondary School, Goroka
Open to Grades 9 and 11
Topics: Women’s rights and gender equality; the importance of girl education; LGBTQI rights.
TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Live radio discussion by male champions for ending violence against women and girls
WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Men and boys in action – solidarity march
Daulo District Headquarters
Showcasing survivors life skills programme
FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER
Male Advocates silent march
Eastern Highlands Family Voice
In an effort to amplify their voices against violence and abuse of women and girls, the men will walk through town wearing orange shirts with faces painted as symbolic gesture of apology and respect, as well as making commitments to do their part to stop all forms of violence against women and girls
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER – World Human Rights Day