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The Langafonua ‘a Fafine Tonga Association marked its 65th anniversary yesterday.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 09/05/2018

The association was established by the late Queen Salote Tupou III in 1953.

The President of the Association, Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u says, Langafonua was established with the aimed to help strengthen women’s responsibilities in developing the country.

Her Majesty says, Langafonua was set up as a platform to develop women’s capabilities in areas of weaving, growing vegetables and handicraft making.

Queen Nanasipau’u also emphasizes the significance for young women in the society to be part of national programs and to join the women’s developing groups.

Her Majesty adds, there’s hope Langafonua will help build the capacities of women in Tonga to tackle social challenges.

Yesterday’s occasion was also an opportunity for discussion among members on issues regarding women such as the National Obligations, Environment and Health.

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