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Workshop underway in Nuku’alofa to empower women to reduce number of Domestic Violence in Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/04/2017

Women should be empowered in order to reduce the number of domestic violence in Tonga

This is the purpose of a two day workshop hosted BY the Women Division of the United Nations.

An expert from UN women division – Luisa Nabalarua told Radio Tonga news this is the first time they’ve conducted such training in Tonga.

She added they came with tool kits to examine the women who are victims of domestic violence such as sexual abuse.

Similar program was conducted in 14 Pacific Nations such as the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands and to name a few.

Participants of the workshop are from related stakeholders such as the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Ministry of Environment, Tonga Broadcasting Commission and Asian Development Bank.

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