Tonga

TA’OFI KEI TAIM! ‘AHO ‘E 16 TAUKAVE’I KE FAKASI’ISI’I ‘A E FAKAMAMAHI

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.

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Tongatapu No.3 (now the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni), Orange Team and male advocates joined UN Women in Tonga at the Awareness March for White Ribbon Day. Credit: UN Women/Kepreen Ve’eutu.

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Orange breakfast
Tonga Police Leadership Programme
A White Ribbon Breakfast focusing on men taking a stand to end violence against women and girls.

Chanting competition
Women & Children Crisis Centre
Primary school students in Tongatapu conduct cheers with lyrics on leading happy lives, free of violence.

White Ribbon Day Walk
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women’s Affairs Division
From Tonga High School to Digi Square, Nuku’alofa
Guest of honor: HE Brett Aldam, Australian High Commissioner

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

16 Days talkback show
FM88.6, Talitha Project
Raising the voices of young people who stand up against violence.

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Carols blessing
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
Bringing faith-based organisations together to showcase lives free of violence.

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER

National Symposium on the Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Internal Affairs (Social Protection & Disability)

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER – World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Awareness
National HIV/AIDS Tonga, Ministry of Health, Tonga Family Health Association

Workshop on Human Rights and Gender Based Violence
Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili
Open to caregivers for Elder People and Caregivers for Young Children for Disabilities.

THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrations
Ministry of Internal Affairs
To be marked by Her Majesty, Queen Nanasipau’u in an effort to raise awareness on the physical talents of people with disabilities.

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER

16 Days talkback show
FM88.6, Talitha Project
Raising the voices of young people who stand up against violence.

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER – International Day of the Volunteer

Volunteer Service – Ha’atafu
Civil Society Forum of Tonga
Voluntary services to be provided for elderly people in the Ha’atafu community.

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER

Blessing for People with Disabilities
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Social Protection and Disability
FWC Centenary Church, Nuku’alofa

MONDAY 7 DECEMBER

March for Jesus and flag-raising
Tonga National Leadership Forum

WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER – International Anti-Corruption Day

Radio talkback and digital short film
Talitha Project
Featuring interviews with young people on their views on anti-corruption, what they see in society, what it means to young people, how to lead lives free of corruption and how to minimise corruption.

THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER – World Human Rights Day

Charity Dinner
Tonga Leitis Association
Marking World Human Rights Day and fundraising to support organisations working with people with disabilities.