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16 Days of Activism and White Ribbon 2018 to be launched in Ha’apai.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 23/11/2018

Australian High Commissioner to Tonga and the Ambassador for White Ribbon Day H.E Andrew Ford, will officially launch the 16 Days of Activism and attend the White Ribbon 2018 in Pangai, Ha’apai tomorrow.

This will be the first time this program will be conducted in the outer island.

The Minister for Internal Affairs Losaline Ma’asi and the Minister of Justice Sione Vuna Fa’otusia will also be attending this program.

The Women’s Affairs Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with the Steering Committee for the 16 Days of Activism annually plan programs for this year which begins on the 25th of November with the marking of White Ribbon Day and ends on 10th December with the Human Rights Day.

The programs aim at creating greater awareness and inclusiveness on the issues of ending all forms of violence against women and girls.

The programs for the Launching of the 16 Days of Activism and White Ribbon marking will include an Awareness Parade on Saturday morning where community youth groups, schools, government ministries and businesses have been invited to participate.

It will be followed with the Leadership Dinner on Saturday evening.

On Sunday morning, first day of the 16 Days of Activism, White Ribbon Day will be marked with a morning service to be followed with a Coral Night.

The 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign for ending ‘Gender Based Violence’ against women and girls.

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