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Women development in Tonga still face challenges of domestic violence

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/03/2017

There are many developments in women’s abilities to understand issues such as climate change, BUT domestic violence against women and children is one of the most widespread violation.

The issue was voiced during the 61st Session of the commission on the status of women in New York.

The Permanent Representative of Tonga to the United Nations HE Mahe’uli’uli Tupouniua told the conference that Tonga is committed to a gender and social inclusion consideration, for climate change and disable risk management policies and other issues.

He says women in Tonga recognizes the challenges of work for women in the Pacific due to climate changes, disaster and ongoing threats to the oceans, seas, coasts and marines, land issues in which women depends on for their employment, livelihoods and wellbeing.

He continues saying that to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Tonga need to intensify efforts and increase support and cooperation to end violence against women and girls.

The theme of the session was women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

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