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Women seeking help from the National Centre for Women and Children rose by a hundred during the recent fiscal year.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/10/2017

 

More troubled women are seeking help from the National Centre for women and children for domestic problems.

 

Director of the Centre Fuiva Kavaliku said 284 women sought counselling from the Center during the 2015-16 fiscal year while the last fiscal year ending June 2017, recorded 382 women.

 

She said they are working closely with police, where cases that have criminal natures are being referred to Police while those needing counselling will be addressed by the center.

 

Fuiva made the comments during a television and radio program of the ministry of internal affairs to promote women’s efforts to get better representation in parliament.

 

She said the ideology of having women in parliament is parallel to the family set up when  the father and mother support each other and their children for their  own benefit and eventually build a peaceful and coherent society.

 

Fuiva encourages women candidates standing to employ a door to door campaign method to be closer with families and voters.

 

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