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Board of the Forum of Young Parlimentarians welcomes first Pacific MP

Posted on 23 March 2023

Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, has just been named as a member of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians Board.
The Forum of Young Parliamentarians aims to ensure youth…
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Migration is influencing Tongan gender norms 

Posted on 23 February 2023

 A study supported by the Pacific Research program investigates how relocation impacts Tonga's traditional gender norms.
Tonga has deep seated gender norms that reflect inequalities between men and women, but also complexities…
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Tonga's Minister for Foreign Affairs addresses CID Conference

Posted on 01 November 2022

The CID Conference 2022, Global strategies vs local realities, opened with a keynote speech from Tonga’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu.

Responding the conference theme, Fekita said:

“You touch on…
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Launch of new podcast series: Useful Outsiders

Posted on 17 February 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of our new monthly podcast series!

We kick off with an episode that really captures what we want the series to interrogate: how can aid…
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Psychological impact of Tongan eruption and tsunami

Posted on 17 February 2022

The psychological effects of the Tongan tsunami and volcanic eruption, and now a Covid-19 outbreak, are becoming a concern for locals, a veteran journalist told Stuff reporters recently.
The Tongan government predicts the road to recovery…
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NZ aid charities channel funds direct to Tongan partners

Posted on 21 January 2022

Needs assessments are now coming in, following the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in Tonga.

New Zealand aid charities are already responding and running appeals to support the work of their Tongan partners…
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A call on banks and business to drop fees in support of Tonga response

Posted on 18 January 2022

The umbrella organisation for New Zealand’s aid agencies, Council for International Development is calling on banks and money transfer businesses to drop (or reduce) any bank fees as Tongan New…
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